This time around, and for the first time, all three team members AND their partners stayed on the island!
DigVentures and their excavation team had unearthed 7 Anglo-Saxon coins as well as lots of burials and a huge/deep ditch which looks to be earlier than the Anglo-Saxon cemetery.
We got to work on the spoil heaps and trench bases and recovered another 8 styca's and Sceattas so, in total, 15 coins have been found this year.
One of the coins represents the shrine of St Cuthbert after the first Viking attack and is extremely rare.
Some of the other coins are also very rare!
We also checked out the wildlife around the island and noticed quite a few dead sea birds, mainly Razorbills.
The Autumn migration is already underway with geese, waders and starlings, all doing their Autumn thing.
Lindisfarne is quite special, not just for the Dig, but the interactions, comradery and fun we had shared between the six of us.
We even had a short session listening to music through a set of headphones and a headphone amp featuring Anna Lapwood and Bonobo at the Royal Albert Hall. That session was memorable as emotions ran high, resulting in goose bumps and tears.
We are already looking forward to returning next year...