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Rubber (worked stone), Camp Hill

Period:
Iron Age
Description:

Found by a Major General Scott-Elliot in 1960 at Camp Hill, Trohoughton, this object is known as a rubber, and is a type of worked stone. Rounded with a flattened base, it is composed of angular fine grained (mainly grey) fragments in a red sandstone matrix.                

 

This rubber was found at Camphill, a hill fort defended by two stone faced ramparts and steep ditches. When it was excavated in 1960 the remains of timber buildings were found inside the ramparts.

Place of Discovery:
1960
Materials/Media:
stone & conglomerate & breccia
Dimensions:
length: 155 mm width: 115 mm height: 73 mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1960.76.3
Digital Number:
RPD0314
RCAHMS site record:
Camphill, Trohoughton