Excavations of a 2000-year-old Iron Age house, known as a broch, in Assynt, West coast of Scotland, uncovered new clues on the site’s history and its.
Archaeologist excavating the Clachtoll broch believe has been abandoned between 150 BC and 50 AD after a fire broke out, either accidentally or in an attack. The finds at the site include a knocking stone – a large stone with a hole in the middle where a stick could be used for pounding the husks off the outside of barley, three sickles, a saw, an axe, a copper pin and bone pins. Among the finds are volcanic pumice stones. The experts believe that their either floated across the Atlantic on the Gulf Stream or were traded from a long way south, as there are now volcanoes in the North-West est Highlands are of Scotland. It is believed that the finds may indicate an existence of a long-distance trade network that reached remote areas of Prehistoric Scotland.
(after BBC News & AOC Archaeology)