Dun Mhurchaidh

After two seasons of excavation at this site, we are still working on understanding the full range of practices that took place here. The site was originally recorded by the Royal Commission as a potential Iron Age promontory fort, and we have indeed uncovered evidence, including a fragment of shale bracelet and an amber bead, for activity dating to this period. In addition we found extensive evidence of burning and potential metal working. It seems like the burning took place close to a ditch defining a central area, within which more burning and metalworking slag was found around and underneath an area of paving. We have also excavated two structures that we have not yet been able to date. There remains much more to find out about this site, and it is hoped that further excavations in the next few seasons will help resolve our questions about this enigmatic site.

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