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 […]

Retents sorting, w/c 7th December 2015

Retents sorting, w/c 7th December 2015

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Dec 2, 2015

First of all, thank you so much to everyone who came along to Castlehill Heritage Centre a few weeks ago to help Jack and learn about the wet sieving of the soil samples collected during excavations earlier this year. You can see in our blog post here that the initial results look promising. The residues […]

Soil samples: processed!

Soil samples: processed!

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Dec 1, 2015

Jack would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who came along to help out with processing the soil samples at Castlehill Heritage Centre last month. We discovered that many of the samples are relatively rich in charcoal, and there are a small number of grains of barley as well. The charcoal and cereal will provide […]

Soil Sample Processing, 16th & 17th November 2015

Soil Sample Processing, 16th & 17th November 2015

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Nov 10, 2015

Castlehill Heritage Centre,  10am to 4.30pm AOC’s environmental specialist Jackaline Robertson will be at Castlehill Heritage Centre later this month, leading the processing of the soil samples that were collected during fieldwork earlier this year. The buckets of soil that were so lovingly collected by our volunteers will be sorting using CHC’s flotation tank. The […]