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Exciting discovery could rewrite Iona’s history

lglen@obantimes.co.uk

THE SITE of a potential prehistoric village has been found on the island of Iona close to the site of the primary school.

Pottery, flints and other prehistoric materials found during the archaeological dig could redefine the history of the world-famous island and take its history back more than 2,500 years.

The items unearthed, and believed to be five times older than the settlement of St Columba’s time in 563 AD, were made during excavation works for the building of an extension to the island’s primary school. A two metre wall protecting the village was also discovered.

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