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Sling Pellets, Burnswark

Period:
Roman Period
Description:

This selection of lead sling-shot pelelts were found at Burnswark Roman Fort.

 

It has been suggested that the site of Burnswark was an Iron Age oppidum, a type of large defended settlement found throughout europe during the period. The site of Burnswark was the oppidum of the Novantae tribe. The site of the later Roman siege camps of the 2nd century AD are thought to be punitive measures taken by the Romans after the uprising of 155 AD. 

Place of Discovery:
Burnswark
Materials/Media:
lead
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1960.27.2
Digital Number:
RPD0130
RCAHMS site record:
Burnswark Roman Fort
References:
KEPPIE, Lawrence J F "Burnswark Hill: native space and Roman invaders". Offprint from "The Army and Frontiers of Rome: papers offered to David J Breeze on the occasion of his 65th birthday and his retirement from Historic Scotland", edited by William S Hanson. Journal of Roman Archaeology - Supplementary Series Number 74, 2009, pp241=252.


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