Dod Law West

 

This consists of a hill-fort established c.500 BC and probably out of use by c. AD 100, and an unenclosed settlement of stone-built round houses outside the ramparts. Little dating evidence was recovered from the extra-mural settlement and it is unclear if it was contemporary with the settlement inside the hill-fort or post-dated it.


The hill-fort settlement consisted of at least six stone round-houses which produced bronze brooches dating to before c. AD 80 and a Roman melon bead. The settlement outside the ramparts produced a Roman glass armlet. No Roman pottery was recovered from either site.


A minimum of 11 vessels was recovered from the excavations, mainly from the unenclosed settlement. All were plain-rimmed, wide-mouthed vessels, some of which had been used over a fire.