Friday greeted us with a misty morning, a fresh foresty smell in the air and the purple heather flowers glimmering with dew as we made our way to the site.
As we move through the penultimate week of this year’s dig, the excavations at Swartigill are moving along at a good pace.
We were joined on site this morning by some of the pupils from Watten Primary School who were very enthusiastic, and who really enjoyed having the opportunity to get involved and take part in their first archaeological dig.
The tenth day of the 2021 excavation at the Burn of Swartigill started with a perfect blue morning. Going to “work” was a pleasure.
Today was the first of many visits by the local schools. The first of the season this year was the P6-7 class of Lybster Primary. The class was first shown around the site and introduced to Iron Age Swartigill Burn. Alannah Edwards reports…
It was a somewhat fresh, cool start to the morning today which, despite the contrast to last week’s glorious sunshine, has not dampened the spirits of the team. Holly Young reports…
We are one week into this season’s excavation at the Burn of Swartigill, Caithness, and it’s time for an update on progress on site.
With the second week of excavation at the Burn of Swartigall, Caithness, getting under way today, here are a few photographs of the Iron Age site from last week.
Seven weeks of excavation ended at the Ness of Brodgar on Friday, August 13, with the Neolithic structures now back under its protective covers.
On August 23, 2021 archaeologists from the UHI Archaeology Institute, aided by volunteers, will return to the Burn of Swartigill Iron Age site in Caithness. Ahead of the 2021 excavation season, Rick Bartongives us an update on the project so far.
Dan Lee, from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, reports on the LIFTE excavations looking at the Northern Isles place in the European trade networks of the 15th to 18th centuries.
Excavation work is under way in Shetland as part of the Looking in from the Edge (LIFTE) project looking at the Northern Isles place in the European trade networks of the 15th to 18th centuries.
The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, in partnership with the Yarrows Heritage Trust, are preparing for a fifth season of excavation at the Burn of Swartigill in Thrumster, Caithness.