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