Our first update based on the radiocarbon dates concerns our fantastic cist burial from 2013. Since it was in a classic square barrow type monument, we expected the date to be Pictish (early medieval).
We were not disappointed! Thankfully the preservation of the skeletal material was good enough to obtain a date of AD 420-566. This date works well with our main site up by the Craw Stane, which also has most of its dates in the 5th - 6th century AD. So, it looks like our community at the Craw Stane was burying some of its dead (in this case a lady) down by the village.
There's evidence for some other early medieval evidence going on around the cemetery as well including a pit full of burnt material and some possible use or activity in the larger of the two square enclosures. This evidence is a little harder to puzzle out, so we need to do some head scratching.