Carn Liath Broch *
Region: Caithness, Sutherland & Ross
Carn Liath is a fine example of a solid-based broch tower. It stands at 3m tall today, but when complete it could have been at least three times that. Carn Liath’s surrounding enclosure also contains the ruins of an associated village - a rare survival of stone houses and outbuildings.
The owners of brochs were often wealthy individuals with long-distance contacts. This is illustrated at Carn Liath in the finds of an unusual copper-alloy ingot and a silver brooch, dating to the AD 300s or 400s, derived from Roman types.
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