2,000-year-old Iron Age roundhouses may be washed away by storms

A team of archaeologists from St. Andrews University are battling against time to study Iron Age roundhouses on the Scottish island of North Uist. The structures were first exposed in 2005, and are now in danger of washing away in a storm.

The remains of two roundhouses were discovered when a storm washed away sand on a beach. Researchers believe that the site is important and may even contain human remains. They hope that they will be able to excavate part of the site before winter storms wash more of the site away.