“The Knowes O’ Trotty is a great place, but not much notice is taken of it”
A thousand previously unknown archaeological sites on the Isle of Arran have been revealed using the latest technology by archaeologists with Historic Environment Scotland.
The archaeologists from ORCA Archaeology discovered sections of wall that were part of the St Magnus Cathedral Close
Orkney has more than its fair share of brochs (aka Iron Age Roundhouses). Some are in a fine state of repair, some, just grassy mounds in the landscape.
The area where the improvements are taking place was once the site of a seasonal camp dating as far back as the Mesolithic period in 6,000 BC.
“Today, genetic evidence suggests many Irish people have some Viking blood.”
“Glory be to God for dappled things –”
Rousay is known as the Egypt of the North for its amazing archaeological sites and now it has got even better with the discovery of a Viking Drinking Hall at Skaill Farmstead.
Although the house remains are incredibly fragile and disappearing fast, floor deposits survive, and bones survives very well
an interactive educational resource for children which tells the story of the archaeological excavations of a pre-contact Yup’ik sod house in Quinhagak.