Our possible saddle quern fragment and the difficulty of dating ditches

Here are some closeups of the possible saddle quern fragment found by John Barrett on Day 5 in Trench A.  An appropriate find for John, and his digging partner Christine, as they have more than a passing interest in querns! If it was part of a saddle quern, it takes us a step closer to […]

Highland Archaeology Festival Conference 2017 display, including radiocarbon dating results

This is the display we created for the Highland Archaeology Festival Conference in Inverness, October 2017. By Michael Sharpe The display is a brief summary of the results of the 2017 excavations, including the results of the radiocarbon dating.  Most of you by now will know that we found evidence of the enclosing ditch in… Continue reading Highland Archaeology Festival Conference 2017 display, including radiocarbon dating results

Our possible saddle quern fragment and the difficulty of dating ditches

Here are some closeups of the possible saddle quern fragment found by John Barrett on Day 5 in Trench A.  An appropriate find for John, and his digging partner Christine, as they have more than a passing interest in querns! If it was part of a saddle quern, it takes us a step closer to… Continue reading Our possible saddle quern fragment and the difficulty of dating ditches

A bit about me, by Michael Sharpe

  I work mainly as a freelance commercial archaeologist, recording archaeology in advance of roads, construction, and other developments in Scotland. I also work on community archaeology projects, such as the Cromarty Medieval Burgh Community Archaeology Project, and the Rosemarkie Caves Project. I specialise in technical small finds photography, and RTI (Reflectance Transformation Imaging). I… Continue reading A bit about me, by Michael Sharpe