Zooarchaeology session at Slovenian Science Festival

Dr Ingrid Mainland, one of the three Archaeology Institute researchers delivering a talk at the Slovenian Science Festival today, giving a masterclass in zooarchaeology to the next generation of archaeologists at the Ness of Brodgar excavation, Orkney.

What animal remains can tell us about life in Viking Age Orkney is the subject of a University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute talk at the Slovenian Science Festival this afternoon.

The online lecture, delivered by Dr Ingrid Mainland, Dr Jen Harland and Dr Ragnhild Ljosland, is entitled The Orkney Islands in the Viking World: using zooarchaeology to reveal the past.

This talk will present the archaeological research currently ongoing on Rousay, Orkney, and show how zooarchaeological methods, studying animal and fish bone, can reveal what life was like here a thousand years ago.

The Zoom video-conferencing app is required to view the lecture, which begins at 3pm GMT. Click here to access.

The international event, the biggest Science festival in Slovenia, runs online today and tomorrow (10-11 November 2020).

2 thoughts on “Zooarchaeology session at Slovenian Science Festival

  1. Sally Hallam Tuesday, November 10, 2020 (5:11pm) / 5:11 pm

    Unfortunately, missed the talk on Viking animal remains as did not see your e-Mail until it was half way through. Was it recorded and will it be available later?I’m interested as spent a couple of days at the Skaill dig and Pre-COVID I was sorting the flotation sample deposits from Skaill. Hope to be able to get back to that next year sometime!

    • Sigurd Towrie Tuesday, November 10, 2020 (5:22pm) / 5:22 pm

      Waiting to hear from the festival organisers as to whether they recorded talks and are making them available online.

      If they are, as soon as we know where, we’ll share details here.

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