Archaeologists at work
‘Everything below string level is archaeology, which I have discovered is a synonym for "complicated". There is a lot of exposed earth. Some trenches are deep and narrow, some are wide enough to have ‘sondages’ or trenches within trenches. There are structures, some of which are clearly wa...
‘In the wonderful weather we have been having, the finds-washers have been sitting in the sun, or even in the shade. They apply toothbrushes to bones, ceramics, glass but not wood or metal. The finds come out lovely, and water is turned to mud soup and discarded.’ Miranda
Looking over the site
volunteers at work 2014
Excavation in Reeds Park, Cromarty 2013: uncovering the 19th century buildings
Volunteers on the Cromarty dig site in 2015
"The experience was definitely a '10' for me. I was made to feel so welcome from the moment I appeared on site. Everyone...graciously responded positively to whatever find got the volunteers excited!"