Open Day – Experience Archaeology @the UHI Archaeology Institute

The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute are teaming up with Orkney College for an Open Day on the 4th November.

  • Venue: The Archaeology Institute, Orkney College UHI, East Road, Kirkwall KW15 1LX
  • Date: Friday 4th November 2016
  • Time: 12 pm to 5.30 pm

The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute is located in one of the most exciting archaeology areas in the world – Orkney in Northern Scotland. Surrounded by thousands of archaeology sites ranging from the Neolithic to World War 2, The Archaeology Institute is well placed as a world-class teaching and research organisation to advance our understanding of the historic environment.

You can study in any one of the UHI colleges across Northern Scotland if you do not wish to locate to Orkney.

So, come along to our open 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:

  • PhD students analysing pollen and charcoal unearthed at the Ness of Brodgar
  • Finds from The Cairns excavation
  • 4000 year old Ceramics
  • Examining Teeth!
  • Creating a 3D image from a laser scanner

You will also see how we use the unique archaeological landscape of Orkney to further your studies. The event 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.

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