Section cleaning, recording and sampling
Sna Broch is a Scheduled Monument on the Shetland island of Fetlar. Historic and ongoing coastal erosion has destroyed much of the monument, including the broch tower, but has also revealed fabulous sections across the surrounding ramparts and ditches exposing buried prehistoric land surfaces and waterlogged ditch fills.
In September 2019, we worked with Archaeology Shetland and the local community to clean and record the sections and sample some of the deposits.
These buried sediments are a rich archive of information about prehistoric Fetlar. We hope the samples we collected will help us date when the broch was constructed, tell us about the prehistoric landscape and give us some information about the lives of the broch dwellers.
Post-excavation is now underway and we will keep you updated with results.