Post-exacavation: Environmental Evidence
The excavations at Sandwick recovered a wealth of artefacts and environmental evidence. These remains are currently being analysed by a range of specialists to find out more about how the Iron Age inhabitants lived. The dig found large quantities of animal bone, marine shells and fish bone from their meals. Over 200 bulk soil samples were taken, and when these were processed by flotation they yielded abundant burnt peat and charcoal from fires.