Saturday, 12 January 2013

Brief Exposure

Our Iron Age predecessors created sea-shore settlements for both living and burial. A few years ago a skeleton was found at Skaill Bay, Orkney (above). A few weeks ago the pre-Christmas storms briefly exposed human remains and a dwelling at Channerwick, on the east coast about mid-way between Lerwick and the main Shetland airport at Sumburgh. Shetland Amenity Trust has full details of the finds which came to light after some 2000 years and which within days were buried again in a rockfall.

Scottish Islands Explorer - always ready to reveal

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