Bowl may be 2,000 years old
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.