The digging continued today as we stripped grass and turf from the highest part of the natural mound.
Above: The focus for this project is on the highest part of the natural mound (Photo: Aaron Watson, September 2018)
We began to find extensive traces of bedrock hidden just below the grass, as well as patches stone cobbles. Was there a cairn within the area defined by low outcrops?
Above: Although the turf was often shallow, its removal required heavy work (Photo: Aaron Watson, September 2018)
Above: A short video of the de-turfing (Video: Aaron Watson, September 2018)
Tomorrow, we hope to begin trowelling the trench.
The 2018 excavations in Strath Tay were co-directed by Richard Bradley and Aaron Watson, assisted by Ronnie Scott and Moyra Simon. Many thanks to the landowner and estate staff for their support.