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Pict's house on a farm in Shapinsay
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Pict's house on a farm in Shapinsay

Date is a guess, mid 1920-30's. Picts house on a farm in Shapinsay.when unearthed they were usually photographed and filled in again so work could continue. Added by Phil Brough.
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Picture added on 06 November 2009 at 17:07
I know it is common practice to relate all prehistoric tumuli and "buildings" to the Picts but while not being an archaeologist I would suggest this structure dates from about the age of Skara Brae, Neolithic and about 3 to 4000 years before the first mention of Picts. Is there any record of this site being fully excavated or does this photo show the full extent of the digging?
Added by Tom Scott on 07 November 2009
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