The recording of November’s UHI Archaeology Institute research seminar, which took place on Friday, November 26, 2021.
Professor Vicki Cummings, of the University of Central Lancashire, presents the preliminary findings from this summer’s excavation of a Neolithic and Bronze Age monument at Tresness, in Sanday, Orkney.
Excavation at Tresness concluded in September and revealed the remains of an exceptionally well-preserved Neolithic stalled cairn. Although the anticipated inhumations did not survive, a large assemblage of material culture was recovered including two rare polished stone balls.
The monument was also found to have been significantly altered in the early Bronze Age with the addition of a large stone cist encased in a round cairn.