Rhynie, Aberdeenshire

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

Saturday, 6 July 2013

The last full day of work.

There was a big to-do list at the start of the day, but we have made good progress and feel we'll be ready to close down our site tomorrow.  Today was a recording day - lots of drawing, context sheets, checking of drawings and context sheets and cleaning for final photographs.  We've finally managed to get a decent shot of both of our square barrows.  Since the barrow ditches are quite shallow, the

Jennifer recording the cist.
dry weather has made them almost impossible to see.  A technique of spraying and kite photo-ing, however, has finally caught them.  Our digging team of Emma, Jennifer, Julia, Orshi, Rachel & Sandra - and of course Oskar and our friends Leaf & Candy who helped us out -  have been amazing.  We could not have asked for a better group to help us this year.

On a mission to plan... Oskar and Sandra work through post-ex planning.

The two square barrows from the kite-cam.
We had an amazing time last night at the ceilidh.  There were talented musicians providing us with music, an original score by Daisy in honour of the diggers and lots of people out to enjoy the music and laugh at Gordon and I trying to dance.  I haven't got a picture yet, but the whole digging team was wearing their Rhynie Man T-Shirts designed by Debbi.  All that fun did make it a bit tricky to get up this morning, but we pulled together.  We've just had our final drink (of this season!) in the Gordon Arms and will be sad to leave tomorrow.  We have such great memories to take away with us - and such amazing archaeology to work on - that we know we'll be back!

What a turnout! Meggen gives the last tour of the season.

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