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Iron Age “Loch Village” Found in Scotland
Friday, August 30, 2013
WIGTOWNSHIRE, SCOTLAND—A small Iron Age village of at least seven houses has been uncovered at a in-filled lake in southwest Scotland. The village had been built directly on the peat surrounding a small lake. One of the buildings, a timber roundhouse, had been constructed around a massive stone hearth complex. Its beams radiate out from the hearth. “There are some excellent examples of ‘lake villages’ in England but this is the first time archaeologists have found a ‘loch village’ in Scotland,” commented Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.
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