With the 2022 season at Swartigill, Caithness, due to start next month, here are two videos from the excavation director Rick Barton to whet your appetite.
Recent post-excavation work, processing soil samples excavated from Swartigill, has revealed several beautiful and tiny pieces of Iron Age jewellery. Not one, not two, but three blue glass beads!
With winter upon us, the focus of the Swartigill project has turned towards post-excavation. This is a good opportunity for a recap of what we know about the site as it stands.
The ongoing excavation at the Burn of Swartigill is the subject of a Highland Archaeology Festival online talk on Monday, October 4.
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.