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Prestongrange Community Archaeology

The Prestongrange Community Archaeology Project (PCAP) has completed its final season of fieldwork at the Prestongrange Industrial Museum. A Level 1 standing building survey was undertaken of the Customs House remains. A watching brief was carried out during the excavation … Read More »

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Fallago Rig Windfarm

CFA were retained by Wind Prospect Ltd to undertake archaeological mitigation works during the construction of the Fallago Rig Windfarm in the Scottish Borders. Following consultation with the Scottish Borders Council Archaeologist a targeted was watching brief was agreed. This … Read More »

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Crail Airfield

Crail Airfield is the best surviving example of a WW2 Fleet Air Arm airfield in the United Kingdom and as such is designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The airfield was originally established during the First World War but none of … Read More »

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Stanley Mills

Archaeological Watching Brief and Standing Building Recording at Stanley Mills, Stanley, Perthshire. Stanley Mills is a unique complex of Grade A listed water-powered cotton mills situated on a majestic site within a bend in the River Tay. Water-power was used … Read More »

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Excavation at Edinburgh Castle Esplanade

Excavations for the new Tattoo stands on Edinburgh Castle esplanade have revealed the remains of a boundary wall dating back to the 17th Century. CFA Archaeology will now look at the surrounding area to gain a clearer understanding of what … Read More »

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Carlinwell Stone – remains found in Bronze Age pots

The Scheduled Monument of Carlinwell Standing Stone fell over in January 2010. Historic Scotland commissioned the investigation of the socket and the stone’s re-erection. A trench measuring 2m by 2m was excavated, centred on the stone’s socket. Two pits containing … Read More »

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Roman skulls find is a first for Scotland

Archaeologists excavating the site of Musselburgh’s new primary care centre have unearthed human skeletons dating back to the Iron Age. The remains of decapitated bodies – the first of their kind to be found in Scotland – were uncovered along … Read More »

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Dig aims to unearth Tullos Hill’s secrets

Tullos Hill has long been known as an important archaeological site because four Bronze Age burial cairns are located there. But interest was renewed several years ago when a survey revealed new historic and archaeological features. CFA Archaeology now want … Read More »

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Dunbar Town House (Phase 2)

Between 2006 – 2009 CFA carried out a stone by stone survey of the exterior of Dunbar Town House prior to the exterior being re-harled with lime-based render. This Grade A Listed building is one of the oldest and well … Read More »

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