Non-invasive archaeological research with use of geophysical measurements has possibly revealed that a Medieval Norse parliament might have met at the Iron Age Thing’s Va Broch near Thurso, North Scotland.
An intact Viking boat burial was discovered in the Ardnamurchan peninsula, Western Scotland in 2011, and the results of its excavations were just published. This is the first boat burial from mainland UK ever found.
A carved stone known as a Pictish stone slab with a depiction of a dragon-like beast was found on Orkney’s (North Scotland) east mainland coast earlier this year. Now the artwork has been rescued and analysed.
Archaeologists discovered 5000-year-old bones of rodents that were eaten at the Neolithic settlement in Skara Brae, Orkney, United Kingdom. The team identified remains of at least 1674 voles eaten at the site.
A figurine that once lost among the collections has been rediscovered in Stromness Museum on the Orkney Island of Mainland. The artefact was found at the Neolithic site of Skara Brae in the 1860s and later donated to the museum without provenance in the 1930s.