Archaeologists discovered pottery fragments, mounds and the remains of kilns used for drying grain while monitoring the building of the West Link, a road built to ease traffic flow through Inverness, Scotland.
The excavated Bronze Age mounds are large piles of burnt waste, including ashy deposits and stones that have been shattered by heat. The structures are connected to the heating up of stones which were then placed in water-filled pits to heat water, possibly for use in cooking, washing wool or even as small saunas.
Within the kilns burnt remains of grain were found. These finds indicate that the structures were used for grain-drying. Other finds include Neolithic decorated pottery.
(after BBC News & AOC Archaeology)