Aberdeenshire barn could give "vital clues about medieval farm living"

Excavators from Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission are accustomed to finding historic artifacts during their work. In fact, their team includes an archaeologist. Now a recent discovery of a 14th or 15th century barn has given her something exciting to study.

“Discoveries like this rarely survive in rural areas as the ground is usually used for rural purposes and is ploughed or used for cattle or livestock,” said Maureen Kilpatrick of Guard Archaeology. “This late medieval discovery is something quite special.” She hopes that artifacts found at the site will give "historians vital clues about medieval farm living."