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pictish boat stone

Pierre de classe 3 à Edderton

Broch of Birsay Symbol Stone - The Brough o' Birsay Pictish Symbol Stone. Click the image for an enlarged version showing the incised symbols.

Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues, La Fille des Picts, 1585, New Haven, Yale Center for British Art

Brough o' Birsay Stone. Picture by Sigurd Towrie

Aberlemno stone, photo by Ljotulfson, via Flickr

The main frame of the roundhouse would have been made of upright timbers, which were interwoven with coppiced wood - usually hazel, oak, ash or pollarded willow - to make wattle walls. This was then covered with a daub made from clay, soil, straw and animal manure that would weatherproof the house. The roof was constructed from large timbers and densely thatched. All of the domestic life would have occurred within the roundhouse.

Aberlemno Pictish Stone by JThomas, via Geograph

Burghead Bull by Thorskegga, via Flickr This is one of the bull stones from my home village