Location: Moncreiffe Hill, near Perth
Dates: 25 April - 20 May 2017
Cost: Free to attend the dig and there will be a free diggers’ bus running to and from the site from Perth. Diggers will need to provide their own food and drink and any accommodation.
Training / Experience: None required, training will be provided on site.
Accommodation: None provided.
The dun at Moredun Top from the air. (Photo: Ken Ward)
Moredun Top dig is back for the third and final year excavating the complex Iron Age hillfort. The dig runs from Tuesday 25 April – Saturday 20 May. Findings from the last two digs include a possible dun or broch, parts of shale bracelets, quern stones, a pivot stone, gaming pieces, stone lamps, beads, and other evidence of occupation.
Volunteers are encouraged to join in throughout the month to help with the digging. No experience is necessary as training will be given on site. Diggers’ days are Tuesdays to Saturdays. The first day must be either Tuesday or Friday for site induction and volunteers should sign up for a minimum 2 day commitment. Free archaeology skills passports are available on request.
The booking system is an online questionnaire using this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MoredunTop2017. Email or hard copy versions also available please contact Lindsey Gibb (see above).
Here’s what some of the volunteers had to say about 2016’s dig:
‘As a first time volunteer I now have a far greater understanding of the Perthshire iron age history and how archaeology contributes to this.’
‘The ‘hands on’ approach ensured we were fully involved in all aspects of the dig’
‘New learning experiences but above all it was fantastic fun!!’