Excavations have taken place at Freswick Links (ND376676) intermittently since the end of the 19th century. This work has revealed evidence of settlement no earlier than the 11th century rather than the period of the initial Viking incursions in the 9th century. However, the encroaching sea may have eroded earlier occupation. Remains of rectangular dry stone built structures - typical Norse houses - have been uncovered. Investigation of eroding deposits along the cliff edge revealed traces of buildings, midden debris and countless animal and fish bones. The fish bone suggests there may have been large-scale fishing at the site, perhaps on a commercial scale.