Open Day at The Archaeology Institute

Invitation to University of the Highlands and Islands The Archaeology Institute Open Day

“Archaeology in a Day”


Venue: The Archaeology Institute, Orkney College UHI, East Road, Kirkwall KW15 1LX

Date: Friday 4th March 2016

Time: 1pm to 4pm

Come along to our open day (Archaeology in a Day) to discover what studying Archaeology at The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute has to offer. Not only can you visit our academic departments, talk to our staff and current students, view our learning facilities, but you can also experience workshops on aspects of practical archaeology.

The workshops include:

  • Osteoarchaeology (where you can observe a class examining excavated bones)
  • Finds from The Cairns excavation
  • 4000 year old Ceramics
  • Rocks and archaeology
  • Examining Teeth!

You will also see how we use the unique archaeological landscape of Orkney to further your studies. The “Archaeology in a Day” Open Day is open to anyone who is considering studying Archaeology at undergraduate or post graduate level in addition to anyone who is considering one of our short courses. We shall be videoing some of the workshops and posting on to our You Tube channel so even if you can`t visit Orkney in person, take advantage of one of our strong points and experience distance learning “Archaeology in a Day”.

If you wish to attend then please contact Mary on 01856 569225 or Sean on 01856 569229, send us a message on our Facebook page , send us a message through Twitter @UHIArachaeology or e-mail Mary at