Iron Age artifacts found at Norse settlement

Published on August 21st, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

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A number of finds, including an Iron Age wheelhouse, are shedding light on life at the Norse settlement of Bornais, on the Scottish island of South Uist.

The area has produced large numbers of finds, including what have been described as exotic items from abroad.

Green marble from Greece, ivory from Greenland and bronze pins from Ireland have been among the finds.

A piece of bone marked with an ogham inscription, an ancient text that arrived in Scotland from Ireland, was also found.

Archaeologists said the items provided a detailed picture of life in the first millennium AD.

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Story: Steven McKenzie, BBC News | Photo: Cardiff University

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