Fascicule One

Perth High Street Archaeological Excavation 1975‑1977. The Excavations at 75‑95 High Street and 5‑10 Mill Street, Perth.

The archaeological excavations at 75 High Street, Perth (Marks and Spencer) were some of the largest urban medieval excavations ever carried out in Scotland. They are still unparalleled in terms of the depth, quality and quantity of the archaeological deposits revealed. Thanks to the waterlogged soil conditions, remains of many timber buildings were recovered along with large quantities of pottery, wooden objects, leather and textiles. Finally published some 35 years later, this Fascicule includes a historical background coupled with a detailed, well-illustrated report on the excavations and a chapter detailing the remarkable collection of twenty-nine medieval timber buildings excavated on the site.

David R Perry: ‘The excavation’

Hilary Murray: ‘The buildings’

Tom Beaumont-James with the late N Q Bogdan: ‘Historical introduction’

with a CD insert containing

the late N Q Bogdan and Chris Given-Wilson ‘Architecture survey’

J Lawson Brown ‘Geology’

Mary Markus ‘Worked stone catalogue’

Tom Beaumont James ‘History timeline’

with illustrations by Dave Munro and Tamlin Barton

 

Fascicule Two

Perth High Street Archaeological Excavation 1975‑1977. The Ceramics, the Metalwork and the Wood.

This fascicule contains the reports on the ceramics, metalwork and wood, including basketry and boat timbers.

The ceramics

Derek W Hall, George Haggarty, the late Alan Vince: ‘The medieval pottery’

John di Folco: ‘The roof furniture and floor tiles’

Colin Martin: ‘The clay pipes’

The metalwork

Alison Goodall: ‘The non-ferrous metal objects’

Veronica Smart and Mark A Hall ‘The coins’

Julie Franklin and the late Ian Goodall: ‘The iron’

David Caldwell, Blanche Ellis and the late N Q Bogdan: ‘The military metalwork and spurs’

John Cherry, Mark A Hall and J D Bateson: ‘Dress rings, lead mounts and a pewter token’

The wood

Alice Curteis, Carole A Morris and the late N Q Bogdan ‘The worked wood’

Colin M Martin and the late N Q Bogdan ‘The boat timbers’

the late Dorothy Wright, the late N Q Bogdan and Carole A Morris: ‘The baskets’

with illustrations by Dave Munro, Tamlin Barton and Marion O’Neill

Fascicule Three

Perth High Street Archaeological Excavation 1975‑1977. The Textiles and the Leather.

This fascicule is an important study of probably the most significant collections of wool and silk textiles and leather to have been excavated from a Scottish burgh.

P Z Dransart, Helen Bennett, the late N Q Bogdan with a contribution by Michael L Ryder: ‘The textiles’

Clare Thomas and the late N Q Bogdan with an appendix by Tom Bryce ‘The leather’

with illustrations by Dave Munro and Tamlin Barton

Fascicule Four

Perth High Street Archaeological Excavation 1975‑1977. Living and working in a medieval Scottish Burgh. Environmental remains and miscellaneous finds.

This Fascicule includes a full analysis of the mammal, bird and fish bone assemblages, botanical remains, feathers, mollusca and a compilation of reports on the worked bone, stone, flint and glass assemblages.

the late G W I Hodgson, Catherine Smith, Angela Jones: ‘The mammal bone’

Catherine Smith and A S Clarke ‘The bird bone’

Andrew K G Jones: ‘The fish bone’

I H M Smart, R B Longmore ‘The human bone’

the late David Heppel, Catherine Smith and David McKay: ‘The mollusca’

Mary Fraser: ‘The botanical remains’

Ruby Cerón-Carrasco: ‘The feathers’

Catherine Smith:’ The environment of medieval Perth’

with illustrations by Dave Munro and Tamlin Barton