A Viking settlement at Freswick, Caithness. Report on the excavations carried out in 1937 and 1938

Alexander Curle (Author)


Keyword(s):
Glass, Iron Knives, Sherds, Spindle Whorls Bronze Jewellery, Bone, Settlement, Viking Cooking Pots, Bath Chamber, Stone
Period(s):
13th Century, Early Medieval, Medieval, 11th Century

Abstract


Excavation revealed three distinct groups of buildings, all rectangular and stone built which included dwellings, a smithy, a barn with kiln, a boatshed and a possible bath chamber. Finds were not numerous but included bone combs, spindle whorls, bronze jewellery, a glass bead and iron knives and sherds from Viking cooking pots. Medieval sherds of 13th century date were also recovered. There are documentary references to a Viking settlement at Freswick since at least the 11th century.

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Published
30-11-1939
How to Cite
Curle, A. (1939). A Viking settlement at Freswick, Caithness. Report on the excavations carried out in 1937 and 1938. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 73, 71-110. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/8105
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