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IRON AGE SITE NEAR INVERNESS

Monday, October 23, 2006

A 2000 year old residential and industrial complex has been found at Inverness. near to the Royal Academy. This comprises seven large roundhouses and about 12 iron kilns. The team from Headland Archaeology has uncovered what appears to be a major industrial site for the production and trading of goods with other countries. There is evidence of iron smelting, bronz casting and glass manufacture. Some of the more noteworthy finds include a bronze horse harness, an enamelled brooch, a latrge number of woodworking tools and a large iron sword. All the finds are being assessed by experts at the National Museum of Scotland.
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