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 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...