The Archaeology of Dun Deardail: an Iron Age hillfort in Glen Nevis


20 April 2018
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dun-deardail-booklet-26881.jpg The Archaeology of Dun Deardail: an Iron Age hillfort in Glen Nevis
A new publication from Forestry Commission Scotland explores the recent excavation of a vitrified Iron Age hillfort in Glen Nevis.
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A new publication from Forestry Commission Scotland explores the recent excavation of a vitrified Iron Age hillfort in Glen Nevis.

The vitrified hillfort of Dun Deardail (Derdriu’s fort) sits high above Glen Nevis, overshadowed by Ben Nevis looming opposite. It was built in the middle of the first millennium BC, around 2500 years ago, and was eventually destroyed in a catastrophic fire. Recent archaeological excavation has investigated both the terraced interior and its imposing ramparts.

New publication explores the hillfort

Learn about the secrets given up during this first ever excavation of Dun Deardail; about its construction and destruction, occupation and abandonment. It is also a record of an extraordinary project and some of the people who participated in it. 

The Dun Deardail project is part of the Nevis Landscape Partnership and is funded by Forestry Commission Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund, in partnership with AOC Archaeology and the University of Stirling.

Download from the FCS website or get a copy from the Highland Bookshop at Fort William, Highlands.

(images copyright Forestry Commission Scotland)