The unexpected discovery and excavation of human remains at Victoria Park, Arbroath

Alastair Becket*, Ruth Whyte, Kate Britton

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Two inhumation burials at Victoria Park, Arbroath were excavated between 30 March and 2 April 2009 by the former Glasgow University Archaeological
Research Division (guard). The burials were located at ngr NO65804120, situated on a gentle n–s slope covered in short grass at the eastern end of Victoria Park, close to the car park and public toilets at the end of King’s Drive (Illus 1).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-29
Number of pages9
JournalTayside and Fife Archaeological Journal
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019

Bibliographical note

The author would like to thank Moira Grieg, Bruce Mann (ACAS) and Rod McCullagh (HES) for their roles in the excavation and post-excavation works; Norman Atkinson, Sheila Hainey, Stewart Mowatt and the Pictish Arts Society; Dave Sneddon, Yang Jiao, Jennifer Miller, Ruth Whyte, Kate Britton, Ewan Campbell and Iraia Arabaolaza for their input to the field and post-excavation work; and Alan Leslie for
managing the fieldwork and early stages of the postexcavation programme.


  • carbon 14 dating
  • human burial
  • St Ninian's Chapel


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