First of all we have some wonderful islanders trim all the many thistles and nettles in this area which would make life miserable for us archaeologists. Once the thistles are cut we set up grids so that the geophysics machine can follow a measured path that we can put to our drawn plan or to a map. So over Sunday and Monday small teams helped to shift the machine up and down the grids at one metre intervals, making sure the long wires don’t get caught and they other members of the team don’t fall over the small tomb stones that are scattered around the cemetery.
On the Monday some of the team prepare ideas for tomorrow’s visit from the local school children. We are really excited to show them what we have found in the trenches and to see if they can help us discover any interesting artefacts too.
We have been really lucky too with the weather and it is yet another gorgeous sunny day – so much so we decided to take a trip down to the beautiful cove and beach near the site so that we can enjoy the sea for a bit. Check out how clear the sea is in our photo!