Rhynie, Aberdeenshire

Rhynie, Aberdeenshire
The Craw Stane with Tap o'Noth hillfort in the background (Photo courtesy of Cathy MacIver).

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Two days left.

Another cold and drizzly summer day.  Despite this, we got a lot done today. Gordon and I keep trying to get through checking of records, but today we had lots of visitors and our own student diggers often need us to help them out, too.  I spent an hour this morning at the local primary school talking to them about the dig and showing off some of our finds from the past two years. The kids were fantastic and asked lots of really bright questions - hopefully we've inspired a few future archaeologists. 

Back on site it was all action - digging and cleaning surfaces, planning and section drawing, rechecking drawings and the inevitable pile of records for Gordon and I to sort out.  We also had many visitors today despite the weather.

Several local people came by today, and it is great to see such enthusiasm.  We also had a visit from Professor Martin Carver, one of the most experienced and knowledgeable early medieval archaeologists in Britain.  It was great to talk to him about the site and see his enthusiasm - he also brought us a warming libation as a present - which means he can come back anytime he likes! 

And of couse the day wouldn't be complete without a visit from our Number 1 Visitor, Fred.  Pretty soon Fred will know more than we do about the site (if he doesn't already).  We keep trying to convince him to dig for us - but he says he doesn't want to get his boiler suit dirty.
Fred seems suspicious of Gordon's photography.

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