More great finds from Steve and Julie at Swandro

2 SEP | BY GAFFNEY, VINCE

A pendant made from a seal’s tooth which is thought to have been worn some 2,500 years ago is among the finds made at the site of Swandro in Orkney.

Dr Stephen Dockrill, a senior lecturer in archaeology at Bradford, said: “The pendant is a significant find. The use of teeth such as this being perforated and used as a amulet happens throughout prehistory. So it is an unusual but not totally uncommon.

This is the second year of excavation at the site by a team from University of Bradford, which is racing against the clock to evaluate and preserve as much of the site as possible.

more at – https://www.scotsman.com/heritage/2-500-year-old-seal-tooth-necklace-found-at-site-of-vanishing-orkney-village-1-4993793



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orkney

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