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Old Scatness wheel house. 3D Model
Old Scatness lies next Sumburgh Airport close to the southern tip of the Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK.
Old Scatness is a complex multi-period settlement site, centred around a broch (stone tower) which was built 400-200BC. The 3D model is of a wheelhouse just outside the broch - known as Structure 11. This house was initially constructed as a roundhouse in the late 1st or early 2nd century AD. Stone piers were added during the Pictish period which was after the house had been in use for hundreds of years . These stone piers when viewed from above are like the spokes of a wheel hence the name wheel house. One of the piers had a pictish carving of a bear on it (now in the Shetland Museum - Lerwick). The upper layers of the house contained many Norse artefacts suggesting it remained in use for around 1000 years.
Photographed: September 2015 Model created: 14 October 2015 Model created using Agisoft Photoscan (Standard) 1.1.16