Discoveries made at Iron Age house site in Assynt

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Volcanic pumice stone and pottery of a type common on the Isle of Lewis have been found at a 2,000-year-old site in the Highlands.

Archaeologists have been excavating an Iron Age house, known as a broch, in Assynt.

They believe its residents acquired the pumice and pottery through trading.

Clachtoll Broch is thought to have been abandoned between 150BC and 50AD after a fire broke out, either accidentally or in an attack.

Writing in a post on the North of Scotland Archaeological Society's blog, Historic Assynt's Dave McBain said there had been a number of interesting finds at…