Lots of people make this project possible and we would like to take the chance to thank them here.

Dig 2017 Funders


Manx National Heritage are generously helping to fund our 2017 dig season. They are providing us with funds to help us carry out the excavation, the outreach program and the post-excavation work. We are very grateful for their continued support, guidance and involvement in the project.

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The Isle of Man Steam Packet are assisting us with the cost of getting the excavation team and equipment to the island.  Without their assistance the excavation would not be going ahead – thanks IOM Steam Packet!

Our funders 2016/17


Manx National Heritage have not only provided funding for radiocarbon dates, the open access publication of our osteology data, the geophysical surveys and GIS and LiDAR access but they also provide us with permissions and access to their incredible collections as well as logistical support. This project would not be possible without them.


Culture Vannin are funding the first modern and comprehensive osteological analysis of Neolithic and Bronze Age human remains from the Isle of Man.

They are also funding a week of schools workshops in 2017 where Michelle and Rachel will be bringing osteology to local school children.


Northern Archaeological Associates have provided Kate’s time and equipment to us free of charge. Kate is an absolute star and we are lucky to have her and grateful for their support.

Our supporters

Dave Martin has provided invaluable support and assistance to this project as well as much of his free time and knowledge.

We are incredibly grateful to the various land owners on the Isle of Man who have provided us with access to their land and the wonderful archaeological sites on them – we hope to continue working with them.

We receive logistical and administrative assistance from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Newcastle University.