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Category: Medieval

  1. Ritual or Magic?

      Northlight Heritage have recently excavated a fascinating site by Loch Freuchie, Perth and Kinross. This structure, built around a spring head, housed a group of stone ‘figures’ and a collection of quartz cobbles. The anthropomorphic figures are intriguing. They are natural waterworn forms, ranging in height from 100mm to 200mm, which have been formed […]

  2. Medieval Rotary Querns

      An unprecedented number of rotary querns were found during excavation of Medieval and Post-medieval buildings at Cromarty. The forty querns are broadly similar in size and style. The upper stones are flat disc querns, made by dressing a slab of sedimentary rock, or occasionally a schist slab, on the upper and lower faces. The […]

  3. Stone discs from Cromarty Medieval Burgh, Scotland

    An unusual assemblage of 148 flat stone discs was recovered during excavations at Cromarty Medieval Burgh http://www.medievalcromarty.org/  Many were found in middens and shell middens dating to the 13th and 14th Centuries. The discs were quickly made by selecting whole or split cobbles and then flaking them coarsely around the perimeter to form a roughly circular […]



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