martes, 23 de agosto de 2016

Mystery stone structure under Neolithic dump on Orkney


2/2. James Robertson/Orkneyskycam.co.uk

Archaeologists have uncovered a mysterious stone structure buried under what they describe as Scotland's "largest Neolithic rubbish dump".

The layout of the stone slabs, known as orthostats, found during a dig at Ness of Brodgar on Orkney is unlike anything previously found on the islands.

Archaeologists are also mystified as to why the structure was covered over by a huge midden.

They have speculated that it could possibly be a chambered tomb.

However, the dig team, which is led by University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, said further "hard work" would be needed to properly understand the find. [...] BBC News


Vídeo: Ness of Brodgar - 2016, Trench T - Laura Cannon
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