Balbridie, Kincardineshire

Friday, January 29, 2010

A timber hall was built at Balbridie sometime around 3,600 BC. Of similar construction to buildings found on the Continent, Balbridie was around 26m long by 13m and may have accommodated upwards of thirty people. The reconstruction gives some idea of how the timber hall may have appeared. Located by the banks of the River Dee, the site was near to a variety of natural resources and on good arable soil. Such sites are rarely found in Scotland and represent a self-supporting farmstead. Balbridie was destroyed by fire sometime before 3,250 BC.


wireman said...

Where has the image been taken from?

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