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A classic broch tower is a cooling-tower-shaped drystone-built structure, unique to Scotland, and iconic of that nation’s Iron Age. Over 200 of the roughly 700 brochs in Scotland are to be found in Caithness, which in consequence has the highest … Continue reading
AOC’s post-excavation specialist Jackaline Robertson has recently analysed the 34 bulk soil samples that were taken during 2011’s excavations at Nybster Broch. Both artefactual and environmental material were extracted from the soil. Among the more interesting finds were an intact … Continue reading
For anyone keen to see more photos of the excavations, you can view albums from all four weeks spent at Nybster at www.facebook.com/aocarchaeology. You can view these albums even if you don’t use Facebook by following the links below: Nybster … Continue reading
Our first week on site has been brilliant. The excavations are taking place as the Caithness Archaeological Trust and the Auckengill Heritage Trust have a strong desire to encourage interest in the archaeology in and around Auckengill and Keiss. Their … Continue reading
A good part of today was spent cleaning in order to photograph the site. We have now reached the levels where Tress Barry and his team stopped and after lunch we began to excavate inside the buildings. The team worked … Continue reading
Meg found one of the nicest finds from the excavations today- a complete bone needle, in excellent condition. As we should have expected, things are becoming more complex than initially appeared, and we now seem to have at least three … Continue reading
We’re very pleased with our excellent thank you card from the pupils of Keiss primary!