• The latest resistivity survey results from the site an excavation carried out by Barri Jones in the early 90s at Tarradale reveal the presence of what may have been a complex multi-vallate fort. The resitivity data, collated by Bob Jones, and various aerial photos have been combined to reveal details of this fort of probale early Iron Age date. Its connection to the Pictish Barrow cemetery remains unknown but could still have been in use at the same time. See more on Barri Jones' excavation here.

  • Our 2019 excavation focused on the Barrow Cemetery. The excavation was directed by Steve Birch of West Coast Archaeological Services, whilst Dr Gordon Noble of University of Aberdeen was an advisor. See the newly released excavation video below. 

  • TARRADALE THROUGH TIME was delighted to be on the shortlist for the Current Archaeology magazine Research Project of the year. This is great recognition for all the effort and support from the many people that been involved. Find out more at https://www.archaeology.co.uk/awards/research-project-of-the-year-2021.htm?.

  • Data Structure Reports for our 2017, 2018 and 2019 excavation seasons can now be found on the Project Areas page. See also the new report for our Abandoned Settlement project.


  • See also Eric Grant's Blog Post containing the radiocarbon dating results from the Mesolithic Shell Midden sites excavated in 2017. It also includes photos of the rare antler tools. The story has been featured in The Scotsman, BBC Online and in the national press.



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