The article that I found is about an archaeological discovery on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne in the United Kingdom. The dig, carried out by Peregrini Lindisfarne Community Archaeology project, discovered the foundations of two buildings on the island. The discovery is believed to date back to between the seventh and ninth centuries. The foundations are interesting because they have no mortar holding the blocks together. One of the foundations is believed to be part of one of the two churches built on the island. The other foundation is believed to be from the watchtower built near the priory. The watchtower foundation has attracted the attention of many of the archaeologists working on the site because it may be the watchtower mentioned by the Venerable Bede in his Life of St. Cuthbert.
The Lidisfarne dig is a great example of public archaeology. The Peregrini project is working to preserve the cultural and religious heritage of the island. The project is also open to the public and volunteers are welcome to take part in the dig . A spokeswoman for the project said “Community participation is at the heart of the Peregrini project.” The leaders of the project enjoy the opportunity to educate the public on their work and the culture of the island.
Article: Archaeologists find St. Cuthbert’s Tower
Date: 12 July 2016
Source: Berwick Advertiser (local newspaper)