Results from the Field

Results from the Field

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May 11, 2016

Our investigation into the Bronze Age in Caithness is drawing to a close, but there is still lots to look forward to! Come along to the closing talk on Thursday night at Castlehill Heritage Centre, when we’ll look back at everything we’ve achieved over the last year, and look at what we found during our […]

Hut-circle/burnt mound…?

Hut-circle/burnt mound…?

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Oct 2, 2015

We’re drawing to a close with our week-long excavations at the Baillie Hill excavations. It’s been an interesting week, and really instructive, full of unexpected results! Our hut-circle has turned out to be more than meets the eye. We’re now pretty confident that the building has re-used the site of an earlier burnt mound, digging […]

Excavations underway!

Excavations underway!

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Sep 30, 2015

The fourth and final week of fieldwork as part of AWindow on the Hidden Bronze Age Landscape of Caithness is well underway now! We’ve chosen as the subject of our investigations into Bronze Age settlement an interesting hut circle at Skaill, close to Baillie Hill and the chambered cairns on Cnoc Freiceadain. The site was not known before […]

Upcoming events: wattle & daub weekend, fieldwork finale and preliminary results

Upcoming events: wattle & daub weekend, fieldwork finale and preliminary results

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Sep 17, 2015

Just a quick post to remind you all about opportunities for involvement in ‘A Window on the Hidden Bronze Age Landscape of Caithness’ in the coming weeks. All of these events are listed on the events page. Wattle & Daub Weekend, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September Wattle and daub was used in the construction of […]

Finally we look under the ground!

Finally we look under the ground!

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Sep 5, 2015

Summer School Week 3 has been really successful with the training of volunteers in geophysics and excavation.  We returned to the Baillie area that we first visited on the very first day of fieldwork back in June.  We had already discovered 2 hut circles and a possible burnt mound using the LiDAR data and walkover […]