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...
Widespread ash, and the charcoal remains of burnt timber, suggest that a fire spread across the whole area around the 1200s. The cause is unknown, but it looks as though many buildings would have been destroyed.
Late medieval building
Looking over the site
volunteers at work 2014
Quernstone in wall
Three quern stones (used for grain grinding), perhaps from a local mill, were found in one short length of wall. What were they doing there?
See also image 69
Shoreline erosion 2012
The high seas and storms of December 2012 eroded the shoreline revealing a medieval drystone wall and layers of shell midden, ash and soil, within which there was fish bone, animal bone, rusted iron rivets and broken medieval and more recent pottery.
It was evidence of an earlier settlement and...
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!"