Friday 27th August

Excavation Blog by Findlay Cormack Today on the fifth day of our Holyrood Park field school, we in the excavation team continued our work to remove any excess pebbles and soil surrounding parts of the rampart revealed in the previous days. Using trowels and brushes,…

Thursday 26th August

Excavation blog by Garion Adams Today will be the fourth day of work and in effect the third of practical excavation on site in the park. We set quickly off to pick up where we had left off, furthering what we had done in previous…

Wednesday 25th August

Excavation blog by Verity Limond Excavation continued apace today as the team trowelled away the loose gravel and archaeologically-barren topsoil that cover older layers. As the digging progressed, we could see the earth changing colour and texture, from looser brown gravelly soil to a blacker…

Tuesday 24th August

Excavation blog by Brigid Golden Today marked day two of our project in Holyrood Park. Having fenced off our worksite the day before, we were able to mark the boundaries of our trench for the excavation of the Iron Age rampart near the summit of…

Monday 23rd August

Excavation Blog by John Strachan The first day started, as is often the case on archaeology projects, with introductions. The team gathered in Dunsapie car park. We met Jamie Hamilton, the Senior Ranger in the park and Richard Strachan from Historic Environment Scotland, as well…

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