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
A slightly delayed blog post for our final day on site, as it's been a busy weekend transporting kit, driving to airports, and planning for post-excavation analysis. While much of Friday was spent backfilling trenches and tidying up the site (leaving the hill as close as possible to how we found it), we were still… Continue reading Day 11: Th-th-that’s all folks!
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
This is the view today from the top of Nelson's Tower on Cluny Hill. What events have been witnessed from here in the past, I wonder? The Battle commemorated by Sueno's Stone? The Vikings sailing up the firth? Skirmishes between locals and Romans as they passed by, never to return? Perhaps we will find some… Continue reading View from the top of Nelson’s Tower