Medieval Chapel and Graveyard Discovered in Norwick
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-04-22 10:00
Shetland Times: Archaeologists are investigating what may well be the remains of a medieval chapel and Norse graveyard unearthed during the extension of a modern cemetery. The remains of a chapel dating from the time of nearby St. Ninian's have been discovered when workers at a cemetery extension project found graves not relating to the modern cemetery. Shetland Archaeologist Val Turner believes the graves might be Norse and the chapel contemporary with St. Ninian's. Viking artifacts were also found near the site including a Norse pot and fishing gear. "It could be anything from the 10th, 11th or 12th centuries, but it could be later than that. By this time next week we will be a lot wiser," Turner said.