The Mingary Castle restoration blog was written by Jon Haylett, who lives in the local village of Kilchoan. Now that restoration is almost complete Holly and Chris Bull will take over to report on bringing the Castle back to life.
Monday, 21 October 2013
The Archaeological Work Continues
The archaeologists may have disappeared from the site for the time being, but they're still busy with Mingary work, as Ross Cameron, one of Addyman Archaeology's archaeologists, explains:
"We have taken all the Mingary finds to our dedicated finds storage area where each bag is being washed and laid out in finds trays to dry. This is a long process, but can often reveal....
"....nice artefacts from the mud and other deposits previously not identified during the initial excavation.
"We will then collate all artefacts by artefact type (by putting all bags of bone together, all bags of glass together, etc.). The better and interesting finds will then be photographed before each artefact type....
"....is boxed - but kept in their separate bags by context - for assessment by the specialists. The specialists come in and spend a short time looking at the volume of material, and decide whether there appears to be anything rare or interesting before providing a quote for their services as well as a proposed timeframe to complete the work."