Bowl may be 2,000 years old

The Herald - - NEWS -

AR­CHAE­OL­O­GISTS have un­earthed a 2,000-year-old wooden bowl from an un­der­ground cham­ber.

The dis­cov­ery was made last week by a team from the Univer­sity of the High­lands and Is­lands.

The ves­sel made from alder was found be­neath The Cairns Broch on South Ron­ald­say, Orkney.

Ar­chae­ol­o­gists say it pro­vides a valu­able in­sight into life in an Iron Age broch, or round tower, in north­ern Scot­land.

The bowl has been dated from its lo­ca­tion in the sub­ter­ranean cham­ber, which was sealed when the broch went out of use and was aban­doned some­time between the later 1st and mid-2nd cen­tury AD.

It is as­sumed the bowl dates from this pe­riod, how­ever ra­dio­car­bon dat­ing will be car­ried out.

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