Case Study: The Cairns broch, South Ronaldsay

Image © Martin Carruthers

This image shows the floor deposits and hearth in the broch interior. The excavation will provide one of the few occasions when the full suite of deposits and features of a well-preserved broch have been excavated, sampled and analysed.This represents the entire occupation of the broch and will allow an understanding of its complete biography.

The idea for this case study came from  theme 9 Research and Methodological Issues

This case study was originally part of the ScARF poster at the 2014 IfA conference. The entire poster can downloaded as a pdf  (11MB).

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