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Broch from the WSW.

AG 8186

Description Broch from the WSW.

Date 1977

Catalogue Number AG 8186

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 337171

Scope and Content Broch at Dun Mor, Vaul, Tiree, Argyll and Bute Dun Mor is a well-preserved broch built on a rocky knoll close to the shore. It is set inside an irregular outwork. The site was excavated between 1962 and 1964 and the finds are now in the Huntarian Museum, University of Glasgow. This is a view of the broch from the outside. It clearly shows the rocky knoll on which the structure was built. There is also the remains of an irregular, but very well built, outwork. The excavations in the 1960s discovered more about the phases of construction. Originally from the mid first century BC, it appears that around AD 200 the walls were lowered as the broch became less of a defensive site. Later finds included a Norse comb Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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