The excavation team at the Iron Age site at Swartigill, in Caithness, are back on site after their four-day long-weekend break.
Undergraduate student Sarah James reports on her experience over the two-week excavation field school at Skaill farm, Rousay.
Excavation resumes at Swartigill, Caithness, tomorrow – running until September 8.
As the trenches at Skaill farm, in Rousay, are closed for another year, project co-director Dan Lee reflects on another successful season.
The end of our second week finished with a glorious day of sunshine and the site open day on Saturday, enjoyed by over 60 visitors from Rousay, Orkney and beyond.
Our two-week fieldschool at the Ness of Brodgar came to an end yesterday, with the students achieving, admirably, what site director Nick Card tasked them to do – open a trench extension and expose another section of the “Great Wall of Brodgar”.
The ongoing excavations at Skaill farm, Rousay, are hosting an open day this Saturday, July 22, 2023.
The end of the first week at Skaill saw the trenches reopened and new excavations started, focusing on the range of buildings below the surviving 19th century farm – the earliest phases of which could be late medieval.