Monthly Archives: August 2011

Beautiful bone needle discovered

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

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Progress on Day 3

Work today focussed mainly on the building in the northern area of the trench (OB1) as Paul continued in his painstaking task of drawing the rest of the trench to scale. The walls in OB1 are becoming clearer as rubble … Continue reading

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Thank you!

We’re very pleased with our excellent thank you card from the pupils of Keiss primary!

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Iron knife

The bone handled knife found by Jenny yesterday.

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HRH Prince of Wales visits Nybster Broch

Second day on site was very exciting and eventful. Following a tour of the Caithness Broch Centre HRH Prince Charles visited the site. He met various members of the excavation team, including pupils from Keiss Primary School. Graeme gave a … Continue reading

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Back on site

The team returned to Nybster today after a three month break. The community turnout was very high with over 30 volunteers: a good mixture of Caithnesians and visitors from as far afield as Belfast and Switzerland. Over the next two … Continue reading

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