The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute have secured funding from Orkney Archaeology Society and Historic Environment Scotland for this year’s community fieldwalking project.
Organised by Dan Lee and Chris Gee, they will be building on the success of the 2016 Orkney World Heritage Site Buffer Zone fieldwalking project in which over 2,000 finds were located, recorded and catalogued by archaeology volunteers.
Last year, significant scatters of flint, pottery and cramp were found, including stand-out finds such as flint knives, World War Two material and decorated pottery.
The project will commence in the next few weeks (dependant on the weather) and will concentrate on fields in the Ring of Brodgar and Maes Howe area, and wider buffer zone which extends either side of the lochs.
If you wish to participate in the fieldwalking and acquire training then contact Dan Lee, Lifelong Learning and Outreach Archaeologist, on firstname.lastname@example.org
We ask that participants are local to Orkney as dates and sites can change at short notice due to farm activity, weather and other issues outside of our control.
Thanks to Orkney Archaeology Society (OAS) and Historic Environment Scotland (HES) for grant funding to undertake the fieldwalking.
There is also a talk being held on Wednesday 8th March by members of the 2016 fieldwalking team at 7.30pm in Stenness Hall. All are welcome and entry is free.