Today was our fourth 'Swandro Sunday' where we've been running a free bus from the Rousay boat to the site to give as many people as possible the chance to visit us. They've proved very popular, with everyone enjoying both the site tours and the chance to meet our Living History re-enactors - funny how everyone seems to make a beeline for the swords though!
We would like to thank the Heritage Lottery Fund and National Lottery players for our 'Sharing Heritage' grant which enabled the presence of our Living History reenactors on site and at special events during the 2018 excavation.
Elsewhere on site it was time for some of the larger small finds - i.e.the big rocks - to be cleaned, photographed and drawn and the conglomerate base of a rotary quern looked particularly good:
A nice pivot stone came out of the Pictish smithy and was both drawn and photographed:
It was a bright sunny day in parts, and as usual when you're trying to photograph something and want the shade, the sun came out at just the wrong moment during the mass stone photography session. Luckily Vikings - or at least our Vikings - come with battle banners, which are just the right size to be used for artificial shade:
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