Rhynie, Aberdeenshire

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

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Mini-Diggers on Site

Today we had the rest of Rhynie Primary with us on site.  They did a great job trowelling in Trench 5 and sieving for treasures. 

Despite gloomy forecasts we didn't get more than a few drops of rain today.  Perfect digging weather!

The outer ditch continues to provide us with lots of metalworking evidence including today another fragment of a stone crucible stand or mortar with some possible red enamel and copper alloy stuck to it.  We had some great mould fragments for pins, too.

Digging the outer ditch in the shadow of Tap o'Noth.

In Trench 4, work on one of the palisade postholes revealed a cache of unburnt bone (cattle) in the post-pipe.  We had  a similar cache of bone in another palisade posthole in 2012 - and that feature had a lovely brooch mould at the bottom.  We await this posthole's excavation with anticipation!

Lifting the animal bone in a palisade posthole.

And just in case you thought we were all business this year.... Here is Dan modelling Oskar's solution to trample in our nice clean trenches.

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