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Research project: Bretta Ness Excavations, Rousay, Orkney

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Bretta Ness is sites on a peninsula in the Loch of Wasbister on the island of Rousay.

Excavations that took place in 1983-85 showed that the site was first occupied in the Pictish period (Late Iron Age) and then, after a hiatus, in the Middle Ages. This backlog site are being prepared for publication by Paul Sharman of the University of the Highlands and Islands. I am analysing the mammal and bird bones in collaboration with Sarah Inskip.

Excavation in progress at Bretta Ness, 1984
Excavation in progress at Bretta Ness, 1984
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