Project LP.A5 & LP.B2 (2015 - 2017)

Dun Deardail Excavation, Vitrification & Outreach

Welcome to one of our biggest and most ambitious projects. Over the course of the next two years we will be excavating the ancient hill fort and trying to understand the fascinating process of vitrification by hopefully recreating it. Working closely with Forestry Commission Scotland & AOC Archaeology we are aiming to uncover the mysteries surronding this ancient settlement and get hundreds of you involved with digging up the past in Glen Nevis. 

The first ever archaeological excavation of Dun Deardail took place in August 2015. Just under eight-hundred volunteers, including almost three-hundred school children, visited the site during the dig to learn about Dun Deardail and it's fascinating story. 

2017 will see our ambitious and ground-breaking project come to an end but not before the release of our film "The Fort", a final two-week excavation & of course another fun-filled archaeology festival!


Forestry Commission Project Blog

AOC Archaeology Project Blog

"The Picts" Learning Resource

Canmore: Dun Deardail Profile

Dun Deardail is generously funded by Heritage Lottery Fund & Forestry Commission Scotland.

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