Rhynie, Aberdeenshire

Rhynie, Aberdeenshire
The Craw Stane with Tap o'Noth hillfort in the background (Photo courtesy of Cathy MacIver).

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Pete Tongs!

Here is a picture of the metalworking tongs from one of the palisade postholes at Rhynie- the gripping end is to the left with the handles extending to the right. We (Ewan Campbell!) don't know of any other early medieval examples from Scotland - there are parallels from the royal site at Garranes in County Cork - a triple vallate ring fort.


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