Iron Age site reveals a whetstone

Excavations at a suspected Iron Age site in Caithness, Scotland, resulted in a find of a whetstone, a tool used for sharpening metal objects.

The whetstone (by UHI Archaeology Institute)

Archaeologists believe that the site contains remains of an Iron Age home, called a wig. Construction of these type of structures began after a period of broch-building. Brochs were large stone towers and remains of them can be found across the Scottish Highlands and in the Northern Isles. The finely-grained whetstone has been taken to a University of the Highlands and Islands laboratory for further examination.

Archaeologist presenting the find (by UHI Archaeology Institute)

(after UHI Archaeology Institute & BBC News)

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