Fieldwalking

From time to time fieldwalking opportunities occur on various sites, usually as one- or two-day surveys. Collected artefacts provide an indication of the archaeology in the area and the disposition of the finds within a field can point to habitation and the period when it took place.

For instance an investigation on the Dalmeny Estate has found Mesolithic tools very like those excavated at Cramond, possibly pointing to a site of similar 10,000 BP date.

More recently a significant amount of pottery – including samian ware, flue tile, coins and other Roman artifacts have been found during annual fieldwalking at Mumrills, Falkirk on the site of the Roman Fort.