Who is that hiding in the rubble of Clachtoll broch?

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Excavation, Public archaeology | No Comments
Who is that hiding in the rubble of Clachtoll broch?

As the stones come out from inside the broch, gradually the inner wall is revealed. Some other secrets are being uncovered as well. The wall is increasingly impressive, with its cleverly built voids to reduce the pressure on the lintels over chambers below. But leaning up against the southern side is some shambolic-looking stonework. This […]

Magic tricks with masonry at Clachtoll Broch

Posted by on Jul 22, 2017 in Excavation, Public archaeology | No Comments
Magic tricks with masonry at Clachtoll Broch

Back in the Iron Age, when the Clachtoll broch was lived in, magic was probably performed by itinerant smiths, conjuring bronze with a puff of smoke, or by wise old ladies, fixing broken bones with bundles of herbs. But these days, we get archaeologists to do the magic tricks. They’re good at it. When a […]

Archaeology gets going in earnest at Clachtoll Broch

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Excavation, Public archaeology | No Comments
Archaeology gets going in earnest at Clachtoll Broch

The Iron Age broch at Clachtoll will be the focus of a major community archaeology project during July, August and September 2017, organised by Historic Assynt and with the professional archaeology work done by AOC Archaeology. The dig is open to the public, Monday to Saturday, 9-5,  from now until the end of September. Volunteers […]