Milton Morenish Excavation Begins

Milton Morenish Excavation Begins

We are back at Loch Tay, this time to excavate at Milton Morenish Crannog. Again our objective is to sample timbers that we will date using dendrochronology, radiocarbon and Bayesian statistical analysis. Milton Morenish Crannog is located near the north shore of Loch...

Closing Down Dall Bay South Crannog Excavation

In the last few days we have finished our work at Dall Bay South Crannog and have headed back home. These final days included detailed recording of Trench 2, using both traditional drawn plans and more modern photogrammetric techniques. In the last blog, the precise...

Trench 2 at Dall Bay South

Over the past day and half work has moved from Trench 1 located at the bottom of the crannog mound to Trench 2 on the top of the crannog. While Trench 1 revealed lots of good material for our sampling strategy aimed at refining our dating of Early Iron Age crannogs,...
The story so far at Dall South Crannog

The story so far at Dall South Crannog

Dall Bay South Crannog has already revealed a range of key features we will be sampling as part of attempts to more precisely date the Early Iron Age crannogs of Loch Tay. Excavation began in earnest on Tuesday and as soon as the stone capping of the crannog mound was...
Living on Water takes to the road

Living on Water takes to the road

The Living on Water project has been out and about and will be out again, this weekend 12-13 August at Amazing Ages an Historic Environment Scotland event hosted at Fort George. This event will have music, food and historic re-enactments. You will also have the chance...

Modelling Oakbank crannog

As part of the Living on Water project, we are aiming to bring the underwater archaeology of crannogs to as wide an audience as possible. Normal terrestrial archaeological excavation has the benefit of being visible and accessible to most of the land-loving public...
The Trees of Oakbank Crannog

The Trees of Oakbank Crannog

Crannogs are substantial timber constructions. While there is some debate on exactly how crannogs were constructed, wood is the primary material used (although there are exceptions in some parts of Scotland). As Oakbank is one of the most extensively excavated...

Sampling Area X

Yesterday, the Living on Water team finished sampling Area X. This annex to the main crannog structure is a relatively unique feature of Oakbank crannog compared to other crannogs across Scotland. Timbers at Oakbank, and indeed most other submerged crannogs, are...