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Friday, 27 May 2011
Metal detection paves way for major dig
METAL-detecting volunteers were finishing their work on the Philiphaugh battle site near Selkirk last weekend.
Experts from Glasgow University’s Centre for Battlefield Archaeology – the only one in the world – return next month to carry out a geophysics survey.
Finds directly to do with the 17th century battle itself have been small and include musket balls, a stirrup and part of a cannister shot, though caches already recovered include more musket balls and metal buckles.
Around 30 people trained in metal detecting searched the site to help with the £30,000 archaeological development of the 1645 battlefield.