One site which they have worked on every year is the cairn of Cladh Aindreis, a site which was in use over a period of a thousand years. The finds there have been historic, as they include six thousand year old bones, the oldest ever found in the UK and possibly even western Europe - bear in mind that the pyramids are a mere 4,000 years old.
But so many questions remain unanswered. For example, was there a Viking settlement at Swordle? Why was the boat burial so close to the much more ancient tomb of Cladh Andreis, and was this pillaged by the Vikings? And who was the man buried in this boat, the first such burial found on the mainland of Britain? These are all questions upon which this year's work may throw further light.
Many thanks to Dr Harris and the team for the talk, much enjoyed by all - and a reminder that the Open Days at Swordle are Sundays the 12th and 19th, 10.30am to 3.30pm, and that there are special activities for families going on every day next week, details here.
The Ardnamurchan Transitions website is here.