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DIGGING THE MEDIEVAL BUILDINGS

by Michael Sharpe - 08:59 on 28 July 2014
 
Drawing details of the site yesterday meant that we were able to dig down into lower levels in all the trenches, with the prospect of revealing more of the earlier, medieval buildings. Up until now interpretation of much of the site has been hampered by features from different periods overlying and intercutting each other. Fingers crossed for a clearer picture in the days to come.
 
We had a visit from Susan Kruse and George Grant and several members of the Inverness Young Archaeologists’ Club, who spent the day trying their hand at excavation, finds washing, and photographic recording of features.The weather was at it’s most challenging today as we were treated to heavy downpours, and then to steamy heat afterwards when the sun came out. However, the rain does a great job of cleaning off the stone walls and making variations in soil colour more obvious though.In terms of finds, the digging continues to turn up lots of interesting things, from Victorian thimbles and bone knife handles, to quern stones and medieval coins.
 

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