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Archaeology InSites

Age of Stone
Age of Bronze
Age of Iron
Age of Invasion
Age of Warriors
Age of Worship
Age of Kings
Age of Clans
Age of Industry
Age of Leisure
Age of War
This Age

Age of Warriors

The Age of Warriors explores the time of Picts, Celts and Vikings. Learn about intricately decorated Pictish cross slabs and coastal caves with unique carvings; discover early Medieval landscapes and read about potential Viking canals.

Wemyss Cave Pictish Rock carvings - East Wemyss, Fife

The sandstone cliffs lining the coast on either side of the village of East Wemyss in Fife hide a secret; a series of caves containing a unique collection of Pictish carvings.

Pityoulish Barrow cemetery - Aviemore, Highland

Barrow cemeteries are found across Scotland from Dumfries and Galloway to Aberdeenshire, and through Perthshire up into the Highlands around Inverness. Pityoulish barrow cemetery lies on the southeast side of the River Spey, 2km northeast of Aviemore.