‘Royal’ Iron Age roundhouse found

From the BBC: ‘Royal’ Iron Age roundhouse found.

One of the biggest Iron Age roundhouses ever found in Scotland has been uncovered during an archaeological dig near Inverurie in Aberdeenshire.

The 2,000-year-old stone building was found in the Bennachie hills on the site of an earlier Bronze Age fort.

The archaeologists who uncovered it said the size of the building suggested it was inhabited by society’s elite.

But they said it was impossible to say [continue]

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  1. It will be interesting to learn what they come up with when they start searching the nearby area and the floor underneath for artefacts. I wonder if there’s any possibility that the size and configuration of this roundhouse was affected by the marching camps of the Romans and did they, like the Roman troops, gather several families (or individuals) within its walls.

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