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    Weʼve raised £930 to help pay for the Book of Deer Project's 2018 dig at Deer Abbey

    Mintlaw, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 20th June 2018

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    The lost monastery of Deer?

    For the last ten years the Aberdeenshire-based Book of Deer Project has commissioned and paid for archaeological digs to try to find the site of the monastery where the 10th century Book of Deer was written. Every year we have made some really interesting finds, but none that date to the monastery. That is, until our tenth dig in 2017 when we found our biggest clue yet!! Carbon dating of charcoal in a hearth was dated to the monastic period and as a result we want to dig in the same location in June 2018 to discover more. An artist's impression of the hearth is shown above. To find the site of the monastery will be of huge significance to local and national history. As well as getting help from a team of around 30 volunteers, we need to pay for professional surveys and a professional archaeology team. Please help us play a part in this significant dig. We are only £2,000 short of our financial target and even the smallest donation will help. Many thanks!

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    • Anne Simpson6 months ago
      Anne Simpson

      Anne Simpson

      6 months ago

      We have been successful in our Heritage Lottery application to fund the dig but still need this crowd funding - especially if we make some significant finds and need to date them. dating costs over £300 per item so please dig deep and keep these funds coming!

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    • Anne Simpson8 months ago
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      8 months ago
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    • Anne Simpson9 months ago
      Anne Simpson

      Anne Simpson

      9 months ago

      Thanks for the donations! With some offline ones we are nearly at 25% of our total. Keep them coming, keep posting and sharing for our wee project - much appreciated!

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    21

    • Debra Baird for Clan Baird Society Worldwide

      Debra Baird for Clan Baird Society Worldwide

      Jun 1, 2018

      £100.00

    • Linda Carmichael

      Linda Carmichael

      May 11, 2018

      Dig deep & lots of interesting finds! Let us know if you need any helpers.Alasdair & Linda x

      £20.00

    • Jonie Guest

      Jonie Guest

      Apr 12, 2018

      Great place to dig with great people in the search for the lost monastery

    • Jane Anders

      Jane Anders

      Apr 6, 2018

      I have always been fascinated with the Book of Deer and Abbey. I hope you continue to learn lots about the site.

      £50.00

    • Clan Baird Society Worldwide, Inc.

      Clan Baird Society Worldwide, Inc.

      Mar 29, 2018

      A very important dig and very important work. Thank you for continuing to look for our history.

      £100.00

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      Harts property cosmetic repairs

      Mar 18, 2018

      £50.00

    • Joyce

      Joyce

      Mar 17, 2018

      Here's to success!

      £100.00

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    Anne Simpson

    Anne Simpson

    Mintlaw, United Kingdom

    For nine years the Book of Deer Project has been searching for the lost monastery of Deer where this amazing little book was written over 1000 years ago. Our 2017 dig provided some great finds. We'd love to dig again at Deer Abbey in June this year! Can you help?

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