Our latest batch of radiocarbon dates has come back from the lab - they were all remarkably close and lend weight to our interpretation of the 5th-6th century AD being the floruit of the site when the big palisaded enclosure, outer ditch entrance structure and even the timber halls were built. I didn't rush out and buy a bottle of champagne like I did when the first batch came back as Pictish, but there was definitely some showing off of calibrated dates in the office.
In other news, we are gearing up for more fieldwork in 2013. We're letting the main site rest a bit this year and turning our attentions to some of the 'environs' aspects we still have questions about. Looking forward to going back to Rhynie and we'll post some more details of dates and open days/events closer to the time!