The Living on Water project will get its feet wet with two weeks of fieldwork beginning today! The first target for the project is Oakbank crannog! Excavated off and on for the past 35 years by Nick Dixon, the SUERC team along with Nick Dixon and the Scottish Crannog Centre are returning to reveal new information about the site using the latest dating methods.
This blog will update regularly over the next two weeks with exciting new underwater finds and discoveries as they happen. Look out for pictures, video and blogs about the underwater investigations taking place. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter too where you can follow the progress at Oakbank very closely.
We have very high hopes for this first two week stint at Oakbank. In previous excavation seasons, Oakbank has produced virtually unparalleled material for the Scottish Iron Age in the form of exceptionally preserved organic remains such a wooden butter dish and fragments of textile and leather. Our aim is to target the surviving timber structure for dating and environmental information so that we can put the fantastic assemblage of Iron Age artefacts recovered from Oakbank into their wider context. We hope this will reveal more about daily life on Loch Tay 2500 years ago.