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The Iron Age in Shetland: excavations at five sites threatened by coastal erosion

Five sites were investigated as part of a more general response to the threat posed by marine erosion of coastal archaeological sites. In 1983, the then Historic Buildings and Monuments Division (SDD) funded a programme of excavation by their Central Excavation Unit at five Iron Age sites threatened by coastal erosion in Shetland.

Carter, SP; McCullagh, RPG and MckSween, A