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New broch site excites archaeologists

Started by gash, September 26, 2016, 09:25:43 pm

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THE REMAINS of what could be an Iron Age broch have been identified in a loch near Whiteness by a researcher from the University of Aberdeen.

Michael Stratigos found the site on one of the three Holms of Hogaland islets in the Loch of Strom.

He said the majority of the islet, which is the smallest of the three, is covered by a large mound around 3m high and 16x14m across.

It is unclear at the moment whether the find is the remains of a broch or of a roundhouse

Read more : http://www.shetnews.co.uk/news/13351-new-broch-site-excites-archaeologists
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