The recording of May 2021’s monthly UHI Archaeology Institute research seminar, which took place on Friday, June 4.
A part of the LIFTE volunteer research programme, Lesley Joyce was tasked with examining old maps of Orkney in the hunt for clues relating to early trade in the islands. Here she outlines one of the highlights of her search.
All University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute excavations were cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. This summer, as lockdown measures ease, archaeologists are looking forward to getting back to some fieldwork.
Dr Antonia Thomas, a lecturer and researcher at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute updated the Orkney Archaeology Society (OAS) on the St Magnus Cathedral Graffiti Project last month, and the video is now available.
A two-year project to develop a research framework for contemporary archaeology in Scotland is looking for an enthusiastic person to co-ordinate its activities.
Earlier this month, the LIFTE Project’s volunteer research programme came to an end after eight very busy weeks for all its participants, both its co-ordinators Sarah Jane Gibbon, Anne Mitchell, Julie Gibson, Wanda Machin, Sigurd Towrie and Jen Harland, and the many volunteers who took part.
Oxford Archaeology is hosting an online research seminar next month detailing their recent excavations of middle Bronze Age settlement sites from across southern Britain.
A presentation on the Orkney Gateway to the Atlantic project was delivered by Dr Ingrid Mainland, of the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, on Monday as part of the inaugural assembly of the BRIDGES UNESCO Sustainability Science Coalition.
To mark Africa Day, a new international project focusing on the impact of climate change on African heritage sites officially launches today, May 25.
A new paper co-authored by the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute’s Dr Ingrid Mainland and Martin Carruthers was launched today and is free to access online.
In the Orkney Archives’ Traill Dennison collection (D14) there are many documents of interest to the LIFTE project and Orkney’s trading history, primarily of the 17th and 18th Centuries. One of these documents, in folder D14/10/3, is a supplication to Kirkwall’s magistrates, from Alexander Geddes.
The Orkney Archaeology Society talk on the ongoing excavation at the Iron Age site at The Cairns, South Ronaldsay, Orkney, is now available online.
“The Life and Times of The Cairns : A Thousand Years of living at a Broch” was given by University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute lecturer, and Cairns site director, Martin Carruthers.