den Dig, the LIFTE project team gathered in Orkney for their first in-person meeting since the project began in October 2020.
Our ongoing excavation at The Cairns is the subject of this year’s summer exhibition at the Stromness Museum.
Our colleagues at the Institute for Northern Studies UHI have a fully funded PhD studentship available looking at the cultural significance of drystone construction in Shetland and Orkney.
A news story about the St Magnus Cathedral Graffiti Project, which has seen the publication of a leaflet detailing some of the inscriptions found in the 12th century cathedral.
Monday’s star find of the ongoing Lerwick Garden Dig was a bone comb fragment, found in the Bank Lane area of the town.
Our “Lerwick Garden Dig” is off to a great start in Shetland over the weekend with some interesting finds, going back to the 17th century.
Maeshowe’s runes featured in April’s UHI Archaeology Institute online seminar, which saw Dr Karen Langsholt Holmqvist present her research on medieval runic graffiti.
At the UK Archaeological Science conference in Aberdeen, Dr Magdalena Blanz and colleagues won the runner-up poster prize for early career researchers.
A team from the Archaeology Institute UHI are in Shetland today as part of Looking in from the Edge (LIFTE) – an international project examining the Northern Isles’ place in European trade networks of the 15th to 18th centuries.
Dr Ragnhild Ljosland is one of the guests on a BBC Radio 3 broadcast focusing on runes on Sunday evening.
The art and archaeology of rubbish is the subject of a free online seminar by Dr Antonia Thomas next week.
Nick Card, of the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute and director of the Ness of Brodgar excavation, was a speaker in a British Museum talk last week on links between Neolithic Orkney and the rest of Britain and Ireland.
We were out in Westray on Friday as part of the launch of our Tombs of the Isles community project and took the chance to survey a little known Neolithic chambered cairn at Vere Point.
Register now for March’s free UHI Archaeology Seminar – “Roots and Routes in Polynesia: investigating the fabulous Ara Metua and the colonisation of Rarotonga”
Questions regarding Knap of Howar in Papa Westray, Orkney, have resurfaced following the discovery of eroding midden material to the south of the iconic Neolithic structures.
The Westray launch events for the Tombs of the Isles community project will take place on Thursday, March 31, and Friday, April 1.
The UHI Archaeology Institute Tombs of the Isles community project reaches Eday this week, with launch events on March 3 and 4.
The first in a new series of UHI Archaeology Institute articles exploring some of the incredible artefacts that can be found in Orkney’s museums, archives and heritage centres is now available on Orkney.com.