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Reconstruct an Iron-Age Roundhouse

Activity: 'Reconstruct an Iron Age roundhouse' game
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Most Iron Age archaeological sites only reveal a small part of what was once there, because organic materials tend to rot away.

Even when Iron Age roundhouse walls were made from stone, little of it usually survives, because stone from abandoned structures would have been reused elsewhere.

Experimental archaeology, however, can give us some idea of how such houses were built. In this game, follow the process of re-building one - with little more than a few holes in the ground to guide you.

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Scottish Iron Age
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