iron age

Case Study: The Cairns broch, South Ronaldsay

 Image © Martin Carruthers

This image shows the floor deposits and hearth in the broch interior. The excavation will provide one of the few occasions when the full suite of deposits and features of a well-preserved broch have been excavated, sampled and analysed.This represents the entire occupation of the broch and will allow an understanding of its complete biography. 

The idea for this case study came from  9.1. Research and Methodological Issues

This case study was originally part of the ScARF poster at the 2014 IfA conference. The entire poster can downloaded as a pdf  (11MB).

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Case Study: Iron Age roundhouse, The Black Spout wood, nr Pitlochry

Interior of the roundhouse, Image © Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust

Through community excavations, Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust has contributed to our understanding of monumental Iron Age buildings in Scotland. The Black Spout helps us understand how the brochs and duns, predominately found in the north and west of Scotland, may relate to large timber round houses in the lowlands and east coast.

See more like this at 5.1 Building in the Round

This case study was originally part of the ScARF poster at the 2014 IfA conference. The entire poster can downloaded as a pdf  (11MB).

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