Moredun Top dig 2017 is back for the third and final year excavating the complex Iron Age Hillfort. The dig runs from Tuesday 25 April – Saturday 20 May. In the last two digs we've found a possible Dun or Broch, part of shale bracelets, quern stones, a possible lintel with doorposts, gaming pieces, beads and other evidence of occupation.
We're looking for volunteers to join us through the month to help with the digging. No experience necessary as training will be given on site. Free archaeology skills passports are available on request. Diggers days are Tuesdays to Saturdays with Sundays and Mondays off. A free diggers' bus will run from Perth to & from the dig site in the morning & afternoon.
The booking system is an online questionnaire using this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MoredunTop2017
Here's what our volunteers had to say about this year'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!! '
'Excellent leadership of the volunteer team and never too busy to have a look at someone's find ( or bit of stone :-))'
'Learning new skills, and doing it among a diverse group of people and enthusiastic project team'
Moncreiffe Hill, Rhynd Road, Perth.
Follow signs for Elcho Castle.