Category: Excavation

More cupmarked, dressed and painted stone

Diary – Monday, August 10, 2020 Day Twenty-Six The 2011 investigation of the area around the presumed entrance to Structure Ten struck gold today – wall lines! These, however, were not what was expected...

The first excavation at the Ness

Anyone who has been on a tour of the Ness will be familiar with the story of the notched slab that started it all. The slab, which had been ploughed up, was thought to...

Cupmarks galore around Structure Twelve entrance

Dig Diary – Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Day Twenty-Three Friday, August 5, 2011, was another day of roof tiles in Structure Eight. After recovering over 370 examples in the building, and recording them meticulously,...

2014: Structure One on this day six years ago. The southern, original, entrance is in the foreground, with the later eastern entrance on the right. (Hugo Anderson-Whymark)

A day of site-wide revelations…

Dig Diary – Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Day Twenty-Two Wednesday, August 4, 2011, was a day of revelations in Trench P. Working in Structure Fourteen it became clear that the archaeology was more than...