New Evening Class now enrolling- Archaeology of the Highlands and Islands

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The course will take students on a tour of the spectacular archaeological remains of the Highlands & Islands region, exploring the sites and landscapes of the past from the Neolithic to post-medieval periods.

Additionally, the course introduces the techniques, methods and concepts that archaeologists use to make sense of this rich past.  The teaching involves several members of the Archaeology Institute staff on a weekly basis to afford students the opportunity to hear from specialist expert researchers on the topics covered by each themed-session.

  • Meetings: 11
  • Cost: £110
  • Mondays 7-9pm
  • Room G4.02, Orkney College, Kirkwall
  • Start Date: 6th February

Additionally, the course introduces the techniques, methods and concepts whereby archaeologists make sense of this rich past.  The approach to the teaching is to involve several members of the Archaeology Institute staff on a weekly basis to afford students the opportunity to hear from specialist expert researchers on the topics covered by each themed session.

Class Details

  • Week 1 (6th Feb) Getting started
  • Week 2 (13th Feb) The Environment of the Highlands and Islands in the past
  • Week 3 (20th Feb) Ceremony and Ritual in the Third and Early Second Millennium BC
  • Week 4 (27th March) Understanding the Archaeological Record
  • Week 5 (6th March) The Bronze Age
  • Week 7 (13th March) Environmental Archaeology
  • Week 8 (20th March) Week 6 The Iron Age
  • Week 9 (27th March) Viking and Norse
  • Week 10 (3rd April) Medieval and Post-Medieval
  • Easter Holiday (2 weeks)
  • Week 11 (17th April) Archaeological Landscapes

Programme may be subject to change.


Contact Tina Brown at Orkney College, Telephone (01856) 569206 or e-mail Tina.Brown@uhi.ac.uk for information or to reserve a place.