The main frame of the roundhouse would have been made of upright timbers, which were interwoven with coppiced wood - usually hazel, oak, ash or pollarded willow - to make wattle walls. This was then covered with a daub made from clay, soil, straw and animal manure that would weatherproof the house. The roof was constructed from large timbers and densely thatched.        All of the domestic life would have occurred within the roundhouse.

The main frame of the roundhouse would have been made of upright timbers, which were interwoven with coppiced wood - usually hazel, oak, ash or pollarded willow - to make wattle walls. This was then covered with a daub made from clay, soil, straw and animal manure that would weatherproof the house. The roof was constructed from large timbers and densely thatched. All of the domestic life would have occurred within the roundhouse.

Iron Age house at Westhay    Reconstruction of an Iron Age house at the Peat Moors Centre, Westhay. The house is based on one found at the nearby Glastonbury Lake Village.

Iron Age house at Westhay Reconstruction of an Iron Age house at the Peat Moors Centre, Westhay. The house is based on one found at the nearby Glastonbury Lake Village.

KS2 History Timelines- The Iron Age Timeline Posters

KS2 History Timelines- The Iron Age Timeline Posters

A new pair of publications from the Latvian National Culture Centre: a 2017 wall calendar and a planner with photos of authentic replicas of 7th-14th century garb representing all the chiefdoms of Late Iron Age Latvia. This one is Latgallian (not sure of the century). I'm going to try to get some of these for balticsmith.com.

A new pair of publications from the Latvian National Culture Centre: a 2017 wall calendar and a planner with photos of authentic replicas of 7th-14th century garb representing all the chiefdoms of Late Iron Age Latvia. This one is Latgallian (not sure of the century). I'm going to try to get some of these for balticsmith.com.

Pembrokeshire. Interior of the re-created Chieftains Hut, an Iron Age Celtic Roundhouse built on the original foundations ,

Pembrokeshire. Interior of the re-created Chieftains Hut, an Iron Age Celtic Roundhouse built on the original foundations ,

The replica Iron Age roundhouse - Cornwall. Unique place to stay

Staying in a replica Iron Age roundhouse

The replica Iron Age roundhouse - Cornwall. Unique place to stay

Castell Henllys. "The Iron Age Celts' clothes might have looked like the tartan you see in Scotland and Ireland today, with checks and stripes. The Celts used berries and plants to dye the wool different colours."-BBC

Castell Henllys. "The Iron Age Celts' clothes might have looked like the tartan you see in Scotland and Ireland today, with checks and stripes. The Celts used berries and plants to dye the wool different colours."-BBC

A pair of shoes found together with the bog body from Rønbjerg III dated to the Pre-Roman Iron Age. Photo Roberto Fortuna, The National Museum of Denmark.

A pair of shoes found together with the bog body from Rønbjerg III dated to the Pre-Roman Iron Age. Photo Roberto Fortuna, The National Museum of Denmark.

British Museum - The Battersea shield. Iron Age, c. 350–50 BC. Found in the River Thames, London, England. #Celts

British Museum - The Battersea shield. Iron Age, c. 350–50 BC. Found in the River Thames, London, England. #Celts

How a Stone Age axe was made

How a Stone Age axe was made

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