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Title: Bannockburn Sunday July 12th 1000 to 1600
Post by: Lucky LIFE MEMBER on July 03, 2015, 11:46:01 AM
Yet another organised dig which is looking for volunteers is the Bannockburn Big Dig taking place on Sunday July 12th 2015 between 1000am and 1600pm. Download the following and put yourself forward. Could be a few places for metal detecting the spoil heaps and general area if you ask.

                      http://www.archaeologyscotland.org.uk/dig-bannockburn-0

Click on the above then once the page is available "Click On" the words  ARCHAEOLOGY SCOTLAND  top left.
The page we are after will appear--scroll down to   UPCOMING EVENTS  on the right side of the download and then click on  Dig At Bannockburn.  You can  volunteer to participate if you wish to put your name forward. They are looking for traces from Robert The Bruce's campsite at this location.
Title: Re: Bannockburn Sunday July 12th 1000 to 1600
Post by: Lucky LIFE MEMBER on July 03, 2015, 12:10:01 PM
          You will be requested to complete a form when there. You park in the Bannockburn Centre and walk to the site from there.

Volunterering ?  then contact Dr Derek Alexander e-mail address  :-   DAlexander@nts.org.uk

                         Not certain but I believe Dr Tony Pollard & Neil Oliver will once again be in attendance.
Title: Re: Bannockburn Sunday July 12th 1000 to 1600
Post by: Lucky LIFE MEMBER on July 04, 2015, 06:51:31 PM
                              Scotsman Newspaper Article about the 12th July Bannockburn Excavation


www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/archaeologists-to-dig-for-bannockburn-secrets-1-3820614?hootPostID=9abd85504056c9c554324bb32f45dd8a

Title: Re: Bannockburn Sunday July 12th 1000 to 1600
Post by: David on July 04, 2015, 08:02:42 PM
I sent him a email two days ago regarding my interest, not had any thing back from him yet ;) :o
Title: Re: Bannockburn Sunday July 12th 1000 to 1600
Post by: Lucky LIFE MEMBER on July 04, 2015, 08:51:14 PM
You may not get a reply David as they want volunteers just to turn up on the day. This event is plastered all over twitter and is reported in most newspapers i have read. Nearly all volunteers will be turning up at the Bannockburn Centre ready to complete the paperwork required on the morning of the event. I hope you really enjoy the day out and make a find or two from the period. I believe medieval pottery has been recovered from this general area during the previous survey.Although not from this years area I must add.
Title: Re: Bannockburn Sunday July 12th 1000 to 1600
Post by: David on July 04, 2015, 09:00:14 PM
Okay thanks, will you be there too?
Title: Re: Bannockburn Sunday July 12th 1000 to 1600
Post by: techdoc on July 10, 2015, 10:08:49 PM
Hi All I received information for this Sunday 12th July Bannockburn Dig! from 10am till 4pm if anyones interested. Please note there is no metal detecting...its a archaeology dig...using a small trowel, this is something which I also have a interest in but no experience as this will be my first time! I will be heading along to this myself...heres the reply, from the e-mail that was sent to me:

Hi Sorry about the delayed reply about Sunday 12th s dig at Bannockburn I was away on Mull and just got back.  Please do come along.  I have attached a map that shows where the field we will be digging test pits in is located, to the north of the statue of Robert the Bruce.  Scott the Property Manager at Bannockburn has asked if people are coming for the day if they could park cars in the Borestone Primary School car park (it is actually closer than the visitor centre car park), see attached map.  We will be meeting up close to the statue, look out for the medieval tent and the gazebos, at around 10am on Sunday morning. Remember to bring any tools you may have especially a garden spade!





 

See you on Sunday

 

Cheers

 

Derek

 

Derek Alexander

Head of Archaeological Services

National Trust for Scotland

Greenbank House

Flenders Road

Clarkston

GLASGOW

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m100/jmcro/Bannockburn%20Dig_zpsjpw8jrdl.jpg) (http://s102.photobucket.com/user/jmcro/media/Bannockburn%20Dig_zpsjpw8jrdl.jpg.html)

 
Title: Re: Bannockburn Sunday July 12th 1000 to 1600
Post by: David on July 10, 2015, 10:11:12 PM
See you there then :)
Title: Re: Bannockburn Sunday July 12th 1000 to 1600
Post by: techdoc on July 10, 2015, 10:17:53 PM
No problem david hopefully its not going to rain  ;)
Title: Re: Bannockburn Sunday July 12th 1000 to 1600
Post by: P0k3Rman on July 10, 2015, 10:58:29 PM
...eh, an archaeological dig where they are trenching and no metal detecting, what is that all about - very sad really?
Title: Re: Bannockburn Sunday July 12th 1000 to 1600
Post by: techdoc on July 11, 2015, 11:02:42 AM
...eh, an archaeological dig where they are trenching and no metal detecting, what is that all about - very sad really?

Hi Derek, I did query this and he said this could be useful bring it along! I was under the impression there was no use of detectors! Great I can detect after all david if your viewing this post bring yours as well... :) ;) 8)
Title: Re: Bannockburn Sunday July 12th 1000 to 1600
Post by: David on July 11, 2015, 11:08:09 AM
I'm a wee bit confused :o ??? I was under the impression it was a archaeological excavation thingy, are you saying you got in touch with the guy who said bring the metal detector along. That would be great if we could. I hate to say it but I can't put your name to a face  :-[ ;) so you will need to look me out on Sunday.  ;)

David .
Title: Re: Bannockburn Sunday July 12th 1000 to 1600
Post by: P0k3Rman on July 11, 2015, 11:15:44 AM
...well that is a turnaround, let us know if you are actually allowed to detect and if you find anything. Remember you will have to use all metal and detect everything!!
Title: Re: Bannockburn Sunday July 12th 1000 to 1600
Post by: David on July 11, 2015, 11:23:51 AM
All metal  ;) not sure if it makes a difference but what sensitivity  ;) is bannock burn a scheduled monument.??
  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Bannockburn Sunday July 12th 1000 to 1600
Post by: P0k3Rman on July 11, 2015, 11:29:04 AM
...the area most probably is scheduled. All metal just means run with no discrimination at all and detect all metal including iron. Remember, although we tend to avoid iron (discriminate it out) during our general detecting, on archaeological sites that iron signal might actually turn out to be something wonderful!!!
Title: Re: Bannockburn Sunday July 12th 1000 to 1600
Post by: Shug100 on July 11, 2015, 12:17:23 PM
Hey guys yeah I got an email from detect telling me to defo bring my detector so happy days
Title: Re: Bannockburn Sunday July 12th 1000 to 1600
Post by: Mountain man on July 11, 2015, 01:18:56 PM
Got an email yesterday requesting to bring metal detector, anyone know if this will be the case of planting a flag and letting someone else dig. Got my DS tee shirt handy might be a bit of good PR . Look forward to meeting some of you on Sunday.
Title: Re: Bannockburn Sunday July 12th 1000 to 1600
Post by: Stan67 on July 11, 2015, 11:06:45 PM
Got an email yesterday requesting to bring metal detector, anyone know if this will be the case of planting a flag and letting someone else dig. Got my DS tee shirt handy might be a bit of good PR . Look forward to meeting some of you on Sunday.
Like it ;) the last we done we were given a bunch of flags and finds bags anything you found was popped in the bag and a flag placed , dig all signals :) and enjoy  :)
Title: Re: Bannockburn Sunday July 12th 1000 to 1600
Post by: fraxis1985 on July 11, 2015, 11:11:44 PM
Your machine works at its finest whilst in all metal david  ;)
Title: Re: Bannockburn Sunday July 12th 1000 to 1600
Post by: techdoc on July 16, 2015, 07:00:32 PM
Hi Guys,

Sorry in posting a little late but due to work commitments in all that, not much to report at the bannockburn dig, but we did manage to get a little metal detecting done unfortunately for me I didn’t get much! Just a lot of ring pulls bits of iron, lots of foil, and a toy car! Ryan managed too musket balls, and a small bullet which was lost! With it being small item I suppose. David found a saddlers badge, and maybe a broach of some sort, it was heavily crusted.. Also quite a few coins coming up Victorian coppers! Found by ( shug100 )  ( Mountain man ) found lots of tin foil, some iron but unfortunately was modern. we were only doing the two small fields as it was a historic site as we all know. I spent more time chatting and meeting new people I enjoyed the day and it was a good experience. I did have ago at some archaeology a small amount of medieval pottery was brought up…

Here’s some photos of the day..

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(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m100/jmcro/Bannockburn%20Dig/20150712_150338_zps38qyowua.jpg) (http://s102.photobucket.com/user/jmcro/media/Bannockburn%20Dig/20150712_150338_zps38qyowua.jpg.html)
(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m100/jmcro/Bannockburn%20Dig/20150712_150327_zpso7czwlxw.jpg) (http://s102.photobucket.com/user/jmcro/media/Bannockburn%20Dig/20150712_150327_zpso7czwlxw.jpg.html)
(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m100/jmcro/Bannockburn%20Dig/20150712_104347_zpsrqzcwpwo.jpg) (http://s102.photobucket.com/user/jmcro/media/Bannockburn%20Dig/20150712_104347_zpsrqzcwpwo.jpg.html)
(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m100/jmcro/Bannockburn%20Dig/20150712_101457_zps3xw3xeal.jpg) (http://s102.photobucket.com/user/jmcro/media/Bannockburn%20Dig/20150712_101457_zps3xw3xeal.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Bannockburn Sunday July 12th 1000 to 1600
Post by: P0k3Rman on July 16, 2015, 07:43:12 PM
...cracking pictures and if you had some fun, then it was a great day!!!
Title: Re: Bannockburn Sunday July 12th 1000 to 1600
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Title: Re: Bannockburn Sunday July 12th 1000 to 1600
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