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Life and Death in Assynt's Past

Life and Death in Assynt's Past was devised to excavate and consolidate one site from each of the three periods for which Assynt has extensive remains - Loch Borralan Chambered Cairn for the Neolithic, Clachtoll Broch for the Iron Age and a longhouse in the Glenleraig pre- clearance settlement. The cairn and long-house were fully investigated whereas work at the more complex broch was limited to the entrance area. All three sites produced surprises - quarried and worked stone of different colours used for dramatic effect at Borallan, charcoal dated to the last few decades BC amidst evidence of a catastrophic collapse at Clachtoll and Staffordshire cream-ware, wine bottles and complex hearth flues at Glenleraig

Life and Death in Assynt's Past
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