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Ancient Caithness site 'occupied for 1,000 years'

"The site of one of Scotland's most important mainland broch settlements may have been home to early people for up to 1,000 years, evidence suggests.

Archaeologists and volunteers have uncovered what could be the remains of walls dating back to 700 to 500 BC at Nybster in Caithness.

Andy Heald, of AOC Archaeology, said further investigations would need to be made to confirm the structure's age.

Evidence of possible Pictish and medieval occupation has been recorded.

A key feature of the site are the remains of a massive stone wall roundhouse, known as a broch.

Caithness has more brochs per square mile than any other part of Scotland, according to Highland Council."

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goffik Posted by goffik
2nd May 2011ce

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I've been following the progress of the dig on the dig's very own blog :-) Very very interesting so far!

Hoping to get a place on the next round of digging myself - even if only for a day, it's still a little jog up the road north for me :-)
summerlands Posted by summerlands
3rd May 2011ce
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