The Living on Water team is very happy to announce that we have been awarded over £9000 by the NEIF Radiocarbon Fund to radiocarbon date a series of contexts from terrestrial roundhouses around Loch Tay in support of our At the Water’s Edge investigations. The dates will be used across contexts from the two roundhouses excavated by the Living on Water team in 2019 as well as material archived from Croftvellick and Tombreck excavated as part of the Ben Lawers Historic Landscape Project. We are very pleased as this fund will enable us to undertake significantly more dating than we could have achieved without this support.

We must also thank GUARD Archaeology who have facilitated access to the archive material from Croftvellick and Tombreck.

Initial rangefinder dates from Ardnagaul and Easter Croftintygan suggest later phases of use at the these sites. Further 14C dates from all four terrestrial

We will report on the results in due course, and look forward to having a clearer answer to the question – did the Early Iron Age crannog dwellers have terrestrial neighbours? And thank you again to the NEIF Radiocarbon Fund for supporting this work.