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Buiston Crannog

Iron Drill Bit and Drilled Wood, Buiston

Period:
Early Medieval
Description:

Iron drill bit and drilled wood, from Buiston crannog, c. AD 550 - 700.

 

The inhabitants of the Buiston crannog were skilled carpenters. This iron drill bit would be used to bore holes in large timbers. Pegs could then be put in these to fasten the timbers together.

Materials/Media:
iron, wood
Source:
National Museums Scotland
Accession number:
A.1908.360
Digital Number:
NMAH003n
Creation Date:
c. 550 - 700 AD
Copyright:
Board of Trustees, National Museums Scotland