Dig It with YAC on the Isle of Mull - Competition Open!
A team of archaeologists from HARP Archaeology are conducting a research excavation at the site of Kildavie on the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides this September. They would love you to join them on site for a full day working as an archaeologist!
Two lucky young archaeologists will be joining the team on Sunday 8th of September 2019.
When you join HARP Archaeology on the project this summer, you will either be helping them to excavate the remains of one of the buildings at Kildavie, or excavating a much older part of the site, possibly dating back to the Bronze Age! You will also have the chance to see all of the finds from the excavations this year, and have a go at taking photographs that will all be added to the project archive.
And that's not all... each of our winners will receive an amazing haversack of archaeological tools from our friends at Past Horizons, complete with their own trowel!
To be in with a chance of winning a full day working with the archaeologists on site at Kildavie on the Isle of Mull on Sunday 8th of September 2019, just answer this question:
Who made a survey of Kildavie in 1575? (Hint... read on to find out!)
Email your answer to email@example.com marked Dig It! Competition – Isle of Mull
Remember to include your name, age, email contact and YAC branch. Please also ensure you have parental/carer permission and note this in your email.
Closing date: Midnight August 25th 2019
Winners must be free on Sunday 8th of September 2019, and will need to make their own travel arrangements to the site. More information about the Dig It! with YAC day will be sent to our prize winners by email.
You can find the competition Terms and Conditions here: T&C's - Isle of Mull
About Kildavie on the Isle of Mull
Kildavie is an abandoned township located on the Isle of Mull believed to date to the Post Medieval period, and is a series of domestic dwellings and enclosures. The site has been investigated by the Mull Archaeological Interest Group for over 10 years, and HARP have been carrying out excavations here since 2011.
Mapping evidence for Kildavie dates back to Timothy Pont’s survey of Mull in 1575, where Kildavie is recorded as ‘Kildauie’, but the place name may hold more detail for when Kildavie dates back to as the ‘Kil’ or ‘Cil’ part of Kildavie is the second oldest place name in the Gaelic language, dating back as early as the 6th and 7th centuries. The excavation at Kildavie is helping to find out how long people have used the site, as well as what the different buildings were used for. This year we are also carrying out new excavations to investigate some parts of the site that may date back to prehistoric times!