The site's director told LiveScience "It's a fantastic find, really. No one's had dating [information] from a Thing site in Scotland."
Gizmodo points out there have been other ancient discoveries paved over in the U.K.
Just last February, researchers identified the skull of King Richard III under a parking lot in Leicester, England. (Via National Geographic)
And in April, archaeologists uncovered the skeletal remains of eight people believed to be the relatives of a medieval knight — also under a parking lot. (Via Daily Mail)
The archaeologists behind this latest find say they hope their discovery can help them learn more about the Norse Vikings and their raids across Europe.
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