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Phase Two of constructing our Neolithic Longhouse

Phase Two of constructing our Neolithic Longhouse

From our last update the construction of ou Neolithic longhouse has come along brilliantly thanks to our dedicated team of volunteers.

From our drawing based on the archeological findings it is believed that the two slightly longer walls consisted of planks. The planks are slotted into the trench and the cuttings which were made along the beams to secure them.

Next was doing the wattle and daub of the other two walls. This is probably the technique which is commonly associated with prehistoric buildings. It is a very skillful process and requires a lot of attention to detail. Firstly, timber frames were placed along the walls so the wattle could be woven in between them. We used willow for our wattle as it flexible but would not easily break.