This little peice of glass found at the Craw Stane site has given us the clearest indication of the status and wealth of the people who once lived here. Glass was not as ubiquitous in 500 CE as it is now and it took great effort to manufacture it. Given that this fragile substance had traveled over a thousand miles to get to Rhynie from what is now France was no mean feat. The people who drank from these glasses where very powerful and important individuals.
Location of Discovery:
The Shieling, Manse Rd, Rhynie, Huntly AB54 4WA, UK
Location of Origin:
Ligne des Bois Brûlés, 10130 Lignières, France