21 October 2013
'Feats of Clay' in North Kessock

North Kessock History Society is carrying out a big project this year, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund - "Feats of Clay" - based on the finds at the pre-development excavation at Bellfield Meadows, North Kessock. The National Museums of Scotland are very interested in some fragments of moulds from the late Bronze Age used for casting bronze sickles, the first such evidence for casting these tools to be found in Britain and Ireland. They have already started on locating sources of clay which may have been used to create these moulds. They have 17 possible sites so far and the fittest are heading out into the field shortly to take some samples.
Susan Kruse from ARCH is leading the activities which will include three Wednesday evening courses in the Mission Hall, North Kessock, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, starting Wed 18th Sept. to take a closer look at the Bronze Age in North Kessock and the wider Moray Firth area. These meetings are open to anyone interested in finding out more about the community who lived in Bellfield nearly 3000 years ago. For further details, see the Society's website.

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