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  • Dunbartonshire


  • Science and technology


  • Educational
  • Women film makers


  • 1950s

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Reference number: 3621

Date: 1955

Director: [filmed by Prof. Anne S Robertson]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11.00 mins

Description: Shots of the partial excavation in the mid 1950s of one of the Roman forts serving the Antonine Wall discovered in Peel Park, Kirkintilloch.

The cataloguing of this collection was assisted by referring to the handbook "Scotland's Roman Remains" written by Dr. Lawrence Keppie.

Shotlist: panning shot of Peel Park ending with shot of excavation with fence surrounding it(0.53) c/u shots of digging rectangular holes followed by shots of the excavation team cleaning artefacts followed by measuring the depth and length of the holes(3.27) shots continue of the excavation, digging, cleaning with c/u's of the stone base(4.57) shot of team filling in a ditch(5.13) excavation continues with digging and cleaning with locals looking on(7.41) c/u's of the holes with measuring sticks revealing the stone base moving onto a panning shot of the site with excavation team leaving the site(9.00) shot of excavation site layed out before being dug, the surrounding fence posts are already erected with the fence still to be completed(9.38) panning shot of the holes dug followed by c/u's of the stone base(10.48) c/u of a man holding a fragment of pottery(11.00).