Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House

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In 1993 a great winter storm reconfigured the beach at Bostadh, revealing substantial stonework within the sand dunes where gradually eroding middens had long been observed. Eventually this threatened site was excavated in 1996, and a series of well preserved houses, some virtually intact, were brought to light. Four houses were represented, although the village had probably once extended right across the present beach. The main settlement was occupied around the 6th-9th centuries AD (a period described variously as Late Iron Age, or Pictish-period), and comprised a cluster of semi-sunken circular or cellular buildings, each with a rectangular central hearth and at least one smaller chamber opposite the main entrance. Opening Times Open mid May - mid September (11 May 2019 - 16 Sept 2019) DayTimes Monday 12:00-16:00 Tuesday 12:00-16:00 Wednesday 12:00-16:00 Thursday 12:00-16:00 Friday 12:00-16:00 Saturday Closed Sunday Closed Closed mid September - December (17 Sept 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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