Excavations were carried out by AOC Archaeology Group and community members in July 2011 on behalf of the Yarrows Heritage Trust as part of a project to investigate brochs excavated by Tress Barry, at Thrumster broch, Wick. The eight trenches opened during investigations revealed that well preserved deposits were still intact in places and that the structure was more complex than previously thought. The roundhouse hd gone through several phases of modification and rebuilding, with radiocarbon dating indicating that these phases occurred through the later first millenium BC and earlier first millenium AD. A sizeable artefact assemblage was recovered, and human remains were among the bone assemblage. <1>
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