After getting all our equipment up to site, we began work on the first two of our trenches. Having surveyed them in, the whole team pitched in with the deturfing of Trench 4, and teamwork was rewarded with the discovery of a possible whetstone some vitrified stone fragments. Work then started on Trench 5 which was also deturfed. Back in Trench 4, we began to dig into the backfill of the previous excavations, and sieving of this material produced more vitrified stone and some bone. A good day with a great team and lots of sun! Beth
Our training day got underway this morning at the Mill of the Fleet, with 30 local participants attending. A lot of interest and fantastic questions from the group. From the reaction we had on the site tour in the afternoon, we’ll have an exceptional group of volunteers. And best of all…it should be sunny for most of the week ahead.
The field survey team from RCAHMS have just finished preparing a new plan of Trusty’s Hill, following their topographic survey of the site over the last few weeks. This is the first modern survey of Trusty’s Hill and will be incredibly useful for our excavation. So well done and thank you RCAHMS!’