Grindstone Site is the current on land
Burrows have been determined to have existed in the shadow of the
castle. Three were destroyed by fire and 1 by an earthquake in 1703.
survivors probably built the modern day Dunn Burrow which lies about six
miles away from the Loch.
One fire was followed by salt being planted on the site. This occurred around 1600 and
is obviously another attempt on the part of the Puritan purge to erase the
MacThoy's from history.
Dunn Burrow I--
existing during the Roman Period, 20 feet deep. Battered fortifications
were found of 6 feet thick. Approximately 5,000 artifacts
have been recovered.
first village is a hallmark in MacThoy existence. It marks
the first known time members of the tribe abandoned their gypsy
ways for a more sedentary life.
MacThoy labored on this site but his research is spotty at best.
Only a few journal notes from Lona Campbell remain. There
are no excavation drawings. It is suspected that most of
these items were impounded by local Historical Societies during
the Avebury incident.
Diggers relax after dinner before retiring to
begin the work in the morning.
The work continues. . .