Another late Viking house at Freswick, Caithness

V Childe (Author)


Keyword(s):
Rotary Quern, Ash, Pottery, Stone Whorls, Bone Pin, Bone
Period(s):
Neolithic

Abstract


The great storms of 1940 blew the sand from the wall-tops of another complex of structures at Freswick. Excavation exposed a single complex of buildings, obviously\r\nrepresenting more than one architectural period. The earliest phase of the complex is represented by a "long house" the centre of which was occupied by a long fire represented by a bed of peat ash. The house was subsequently added to with other rooms. Three phases of construction were identified. Bone and stone whorls, loomweights, a net sinker, a bone pin, part of a rotary quern, a gaming piece and some pottery were recovered.

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Published
30-11-1943
How to Cite
Childe, V. (1943). Another late Viking house at Freswick, Caithness. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 77, 5-17. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/8192
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