The Cairns 2014 - Structures F/H:
Structure H seems to at least partially overlay the entrance to Structure F, the souterrain. The souterrain was constructed after the broch was disused and filled in with rubble, but it appears to makes use of the old broch’s entrance passage to form the chamber of this souterrain.
The photos are showing the excavation at various stages. Photo one is about half way through sampling Structure H floor surface which was a patchy clay worn away in certain places. We used ‘checkerboard' sampling.
We left the hearth sections in when we started working on Structure F. Structure F keeps getting more and more exciting but also more surprising. We didn’t expect the rubble on the right of photo 3. Sadly we had to leave it as seen, we’re very excited to get back to it next year and have already made plans.