Shifting sand dunes reveal large Bronze Age settlement
Shifting sands have revealed a significant complex of Bronze Age buildings in Orkney.
Archaeologists made the discovery at Tresness in Sanday while on a walk in poor weather on Monday.
The remains of 14 houses and stone tools, including knives, have been described as “one of the biggest complexes of Bronze Age settlement in the Scottish isles”.
The finds on the beach could be more than 4,000 years old.
Archaeologists believe the houses were buried by sand dunes in the second millennium BC - but have recently been exposed by the actions of weather and the sea. Read more.