Link: Study reveals evidence of seaweed consumption by Neolithic Orcadians
Although fishing and shellfish took place, the people of Neolithic Orkney didn’t eat much seafood – a pattern seen throughout Britain. But new research suggests that marine plants were consumed.
Click here to read an article from Current Archaeology, summarising the findings of a research paper published in October last year that points to red seaweed and sea kale as being part of the Neolithic diet in Orkney.
The human remains tested from Orkney came from the Quanterness and Isbister chambered cairns.
It is interesting to note that chemical analysis of the floors in Structure Fourteen at the Ness of Brodgar suggested areas where marine resources, such as seaweed, may have been stored or prepared.