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8,000-year-old hazelnut shells found in Scotland

Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of hazelnuts eaten 8,000 years ago by people living on the Isle of of Skye. Dan Lee, lifelong learning and outreach archaeologist at UHI, said: "We have found lots of fragments of charred hazelnut shells in the lower soil samples. "They are the ideal thing to date

Viking shipyard surveyed from the air

Aerial surveys of a 12th century Viking shipyard are being carried out on the Isle of Skye. Boat timbers, a stone-built quay and a canal have already been uncovered at Loch na h-Airde on Skye's Rubh an Dunain peninsula. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) has

Viking anchor found on Scotland’s Isle of Skye

A 1,000-year-old anchor has been found on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Measuring 4ft high and a similar distance from tip to tip, the artefact is undergoing dating and metallurgical testing. Preliminary results showed it is at least of medieval, possibly Viking, origin and could be about 1,000 years old. If proved

Six prehistoric burials found on Isle of Skye

A prehistoric burial ground has been discovered on Isle of Skye. Six slab-lined graves and six cremation pits have been unearthed on the excavation site close to Armadale pier on the Sleat peninsula. Experts say it is one of the most significant archaeological finds yet made in the Highlands. Flint tools and