The Anglo Saxons on the other hand built rectangular buildings, a style they brought with them from the Continent
macausland wrote:Scot's dialect in the north east is very strong and very similar to northern English, except that English in England was presumably diluted with the growth of a standard from London.
Archaeologists believe the structure, near Hillhouse farm north-east of Kilmarnock in East Ayrshire, was built by some of the earliest farmers in Scotland.
This took place more than 4,000 years BC, before the Callanish Stones in Lewis and Stonehenge in Wiltshire.
The rectilinear hall, which measured 45 feet (14m) in length and 26 feet (8m) in width, belonged to a type of house built by the first farming communities in Scotland.
Fragments of Neolithic carinated bowl, used for cooking and storage, were also found.
Experts say it is a rare example of the earliest type of pottery used in Scotland.
Before 4,000 BC, pottery making skills were not known in the country.
Iron Age square barrows, Pocklington, Yorkshire
The cropmarks of four squares indicate the distinctive remains of Iron Age burial sites on the Yorkshire Wolds. These cropmarks represent the ditch surrounding a burial mound. Although relatively rare nationally, these square barrows are common on the Yorkshire Wolds and are sometimes associated with elaborate burials with exotic grave goods such as chariots. These new discoveries demonstrate that even in well-explored areas such as the Wolds, there is still the potential for new revelations if conditions are right.
Are they Viking?
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