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Prehistoric finds on remote St Kilda's Boreray isle

The remains of a permanent settlement which could date back to the Iron Age has been uncovered on a remote Scottish island, according to archaeologists.

It was previously thought Boreray in the St Kilda archipelago was only visited by islanders to hunt seabirds and gather wool from sheep.

Archaeologists have now recorded an extensive agricultural field system and terraces for cultivating crops.

They have also found an intact stone building buried under soil and turf.

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1speed Posted by 1speed
17th June 2011ce

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More info on the 3D mapping project:

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goffik Posted by goffik
1st July 2011ce
A video of the now deserted island, no prehistory at the moment, but a very visual reminder of a hard way of life, and the idea that 'virtual tourism' is no bad thing...
moss Posted by moss
6th July 2011ce
Good find moss. Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
6th July 2011ce
From Twitter:

@ScottishTen: Wow! Exclusive glimpse of a first scan of the houses in Village Bay, Main Street in St Kilda.

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goffik Posted by goffik
6th July 2011ce
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