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Rubh An Dunain

551 434/7/3

Description Rubh An Dunain

Collection Dr Colin and Dr Paula Martin

Catalogue Number 551 434/7/3

Category All Other

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/1407344

Collection Hierarchy - Sub-Group Level

Preview Category Catalogue Number Title Date Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 175342 The edge of the quay on the E side of the canal entrance into Loch na h-Airde. (Colin Martin) 2008 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 175343 The basin beyond the entrance of the canal into Loch na h-Airde is deeper than its surroundings, relatively weed free, and filled with soft mud. Organic material tends to accumulate here. The items visible in this photograph are probably modern in origin but given its location adjcent to the quay earlier material may well be buried in the aenerobic substratum. (Colin Martin) 2008 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 175344 Boat component discovered at the N end of the loch by Dr David MacFadyen in 2000. It is a bite, part of a small four-oared boat of Norse type, and has been C14-dated to around 1100 AD. Scale 50 centimetres. (Colin Martin) 2008 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 175345 Boat component discovered at the N end of the loch by Dr David Macfadyen in 2000. It is a bite, part of a small four-oared boat of Norse type, and has been C14-dated to around 1100 AD. Scale 50 centimetres. (Colin Martin) 2008 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 175346 Treenail, or wooden fastening peg, from a boat component discovered at the N end of the loch by Dr David MacFadyen in 2000 which has been C14-dated to around 1100 AD. The treenail has been tightened with a wedge. Scale in centimetres. (Colin Martin) 2008 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 175347 Part of a boat component discovered at the N end of the loch by Dr David Macfadyen in 2000. The piece is a bite, part of a small four-oared boat of Norse type, and has been C14-dated to around 1100 AD. This detail shows a wooden peg or treenail, and a slot cut in its side. Scale in centimetres. (Colin Martin) 2008 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 175348 Top and side views of the bite found at the N end of the loch by Dr David Macfadyen in 2000. Below is a reconstruction of how it might have fitted into the midships section of a four-oared boat of the Norse faering type. (Colin Martin) 2008 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 175349 Access to Rubh’ an Dùnain is not easy. By land the loch is a 5-mile trek each way, often in poor weather and carrying equipment. This severely restricted work on the site in 2009. (Colin Martin) 2008 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 175350 Access by boat from Glenbrittle is convenient but entirely weather dependant. This demanded a much more flexible approach predicated on exploiting windows of opportunity with a small family-based team. Here Dr Paula Martin and Peter Martin prepare to set out for the site with a load of equipment. (Colin Martin) 2008 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 175351 Fast, comfortable access is available – at a price – by rigid inflatable boat from Elgol. This occasion, in 2012, was underwritten by the BBC, who were making a programme. At centre is Dr Jon Henderson (University of Nottingham) who was presenting the programme and providing expertise on the archaeology of the site. On the right is Edward Martin, who has been developing drone photography and photographic rectification for the project. (Colin Martin) 2008 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 175352 Filming, archaeological, and aerial drone equipment come ashore at Rubh’ an Dùnain. The drone system is in the box, centre foreground. (Colin Martin) 2008 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 175353 Setting up base camp on site in 2009. (Colin Martin) 2008 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 175354 Setting out one of the primary baselines. (Colin Martin) 2008 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 175355 Dr Chris Burgess established a survey network with Total Station. (Edward Martin) 2008 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 175356 Within the Total Station network much of the detailed survey was done by plane table. (Colin Martin) 2008 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 175357 Dr Chris Burgess established a survey network with Total Station. Within this framework the detailed survey was carried out with traditional methods. (Colin Martin) 2008 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 175358 Beginning a survey of the canal. From left, Roger Miket, who first recognised the site’s potential in the 1980s, Dr David Caldwell of the National Museums of Scotland, and Peter Martin (Colin Martin) 2008 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 175359 Roger Miket plots measurements as Peter Martin calls them out. 2008 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 175360 The site was potentially dangerous, and risk assessments were rigorous. Project Director Dr Colin Martin is more secure than he looks as he records details of the headland fort. (Paula Martin) 2008 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 175361 Edward Martin setting up the elevated pole-mounted camera system in 2009. (Colin Martin) 2008 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 175362 Edward Martin prepares to take oblique photographs of the headland fort with the elevated pole-mounted camera system in 2009. (Colin Martin) 2008 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 175363 Edward Martin composing the picture and adjusting the camera on the elevated pole-mounted camera system from his computer on the ground. (Colin Martin) 2008 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 175364 Edward Martin, filmed by a BBC crew, steadies his aerial drone by the mouth of the canal prior to a photographic sortie. (Colin Martin) 2008 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 175365 Attempts have been made to search the shallow loch bed, since it is likely that further early boat components will be found there. The simplest method has been to use a small inflatable raft pulled along rope lanes stretched across the loch by a snorkeller. (Colin Martin) 2008 Item Level

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