Iron Age roundhouse rediscovered in Scotland

Archaeologists believe to have found part of the remains of an Iron Age roundhouse, known as a broch, that was first discovered in Stirling, Scotland, in 1870s.

Remains of the Iron Age roundhouse (by Murray Cook)

Initial renewed excavations of the site revealed part of the structure believed to be the same as originally discovered by a local archaeologist Christian Maclagan in the 1870s. The discovery in Wester Livilands was lost under a landscaped garden. Recent archaeological fieldwork revealed that unearthed stones might be the interior and wall of the roundhouse. The discovery is important because the broch is the only known example to date of an Iron Age roundhouse in an urban setting.

(after BBC News & Murray Cook)

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