Coastal Erosion Reveals Then Hides Iron Age Site in Scotland
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
CHANNERWICK—Recent storms in Scotland’s Shetland Islands uncovered an Iron Age building and a skeleton thought to be 2,000 years old. Archaeologists and police officers were able to examine the site and take a sample from the bones for radiocarbon dating before several tons of rock fell from a nearby bank and covered the area. “Coastal erosion is an ever present feature of archaeology in Shetland,” said Val Turner, county archaeologist.
IN THE CURRENT ISSUE
From the Trenches
Badgers for dinner in Neolithic Spain, the search for Doctor Syntax, a rare coffin emerges in Egypt, Ukraine’s prehistoric McMansions, and fishing for Homo erectus