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New Discovery

The Rhynie Man

Dig in 2014

digging test-pits in the park
Holes dug in the most promising places in the square, showed by the geophysical survey

Click here for a report of this summer's Dig

Click here for another article about it

Archaeology dig July 2013.......Riddling the earth

3 people and a hand-operated riddling machine

Seiving the earth to look for wee bits that had been missed when digging out the trench. Photo taken Wed 3 July 2013

Is this a grave??

A pit lined with flat stones set up on edge

No bones found yet. Scraping down very carefully. Photos taken Monday morning 1 July 2013

Busy scraping the edge of a foundation

This year's dig is right beside the road

A drop of glass

A teardrop of glass

found inside the square area

Rhynie Woman's Pictish Café

was open in 14 the Square, for the duration of the 2013 archaeology dig.
(Sunday June 30th to Saturday July 6th.)
Occasional music as well as coffee, soup, cakes.
And there was a glass case in the café so that the 'finds' were on display in Rhynie within a couple of hours of being found; instead of going off to some museum in Aberdeen or somewhere. And a ceilidh on Friday 5 July

Read the archaeologists' day-by-day report of the dig here

Please send your photos of the dig !! Send an email to - editor@rhynie.8m.com

Any other interesting local websites???.....
please send your information to:- editor@rhynie.8m.com