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Iron Age houses weren’t drab

A painted wall which dates back 2,600 years shows that Iron Age houses were decorated in bright patterns. The dominant colours are red, beige and white. For pigments, the prehistoric painters used substances such as iron oxide, which gives the reddish, ochre colour. The design shows typical ornamental patterns from the

Neolithic painted stones found in Scotland

Stones painted during the Neolithic period have been found on the Orkney Islands in Scotland. The latest discovery, made late yesterday afternoon, is a stone with a zigzag chevron pattern in red pigment. It is thought the painted and decorated stones may have been used to enhance important buildings and