Daily Archives: January 24, 2012

Summary of 2011’s excavations at Nybster Broch

A classic broch tower is a cooling-tower-shaped drystone-built structure, unique to Scotland, and iconic of that nation’s Iron Age.  Over 200 of the roughly 700 brochs in Scotland are to be found in Caithness, which in consequence has the highest … Continue reading

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Initial Results of Wet Sieving

AOC’s post-excavation specialist Jackaline Robertson has recently analysed the 34 bulk soil samples that were taken during 2011’s excavations at Nybster Broch. Both artefactual and environmental material were extracted from the soil. Among the more interesting finds were an intact … Continue reading

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