7 September 2016

The principal question that the Galloway Picts Project sought to answer was: what are Pictish Carvings doing at Trusty’s Hill? Through examining the archaeological context for the carvings here, we think we have answered this question. The excavation provides contextual evidence that … Continue reading

5 May 2016

As well as evidence for fine metalworking, the 2012 excavation revealed evidence for textile production at Trusty’s Hill too. Woollen textile manufacture is clearly demonstrated by the stone spindle whorl recovered from the western side of the summit. Producing textiles, whether … Continue reading

21 April 2015

Along with the evidence for gold, silver, leaded bronze and iron working, Trusty’s Hill also produced a small but impressive assemblage of metal artefacts. The high quality of the ironwork assemblage in particular, especially given the small scale of excavations, is a good … Continue reading