2,000-year-old bowl found in the Orkneys

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ARCHAEOLOG­ICAL NEWS -

Ar­chae­ol­o­gists from the Univer­sity of the High­lands and Is­lands Archaeolog­y In­sti­tute were as­ton­ished when they un­earthed a 2,000-year-old wooden bowl from an un­der­ground cham­ber be­neath The Cairns Broch, South Ron­ald­say in Orkney.

The ves­sel it­self is the old­est wooden bowl yet found in Orkney and will give the team a unique in­sight into life in an Iron Age broch (a prehistori­c cir­cu­lar stone tower) in North­ern Scot­land.

Site Di­rec­tor, Martin Car­ruthers, Lec­turer in Archaeolog­y at UHI Archaeolog­y In­sti­tute, said: ‘It’s mirac­u­lous that we’ve got this wooden ves­sel. It’s re­ally quite un­prece­dented preser­va­tion for a north­ern broch, and I still can’t be­lieve it has turned up at The Cairns!”

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