Time Team 3

The third episode of the 2008 series of Time Team aired this evening and it was simply wonderful. After the somewhat frustrating special on Monday about a site dug for years by a pair of metal detectorists, getting back to normal was just what I wanted.

The team headed to Barra in the Western Isles of the Scottish coast where recent storms had uncovered a series of bronze and iron age burials - and where the weather was threaten to destroy the archaeology now it was uncovered.

The team found roundhouses, many burials, pottery and the like. Okay it didn't have all the flash of some digs they do - there were certainly no gold coins being unearthed. But that's fine by me - the dig was fascinating.

I just hope they keep doing this year after year after year - I am a total addict.


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