23 JULY - ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES
by MKP - 21:37 on 23 July 2014
Although we may be feeling tired, we are exhilirated by the archaeology in Cromarty. The dig team is thoroughly enjoying working within a community of hard-working and good-humoured volunteers - and we are so grateful for everyone visiting and taking part in the project!
Cromarty forms one tiny part of this amazing Commonwealth - but what a place to work on a summer excavation! Despite some labour-intensive digging, we are discovering some interesting remains below Reeds Park, including extensive slabbed surfaces outside of medieval buildings and deep shell and ash layers. Within the 19th century building foundations, we have also recovered some fantastic personal objects, including buttons, coins, keys, spindle whorls and so much more.
So, best of luck to the Commonwealth athletes! And stay tuned to hear more about the Cromarty dig as it unravels! Now back to the opening ceremony...
Some action shots taken by Lynn Fraser:
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