The director of the UHI Archaeology Institute, Professor Jane Downes, has paid tribute to Orkney-based archaeologist Caroline Wickham-Jones, who sadly passed away last week.
Caroline’s fieldwork career involved excavation of early stone age sites on the island of Rum and along the west coast of Scotland, after which she took up post as a lecturer for the University of Aberdeen before retiring to become an archaeological consultant.
A firm believer in engaging the public with archaeology, she was the author of numerous publications, including Between the Wind and the Water: World Heritage Orkney and Orkney: A Historical Guide. In addition to the printed word, she maintained a blog at www.mesolithic.co.uk.
Professor Downes said: “Caroline will be greatly missed, by her many friends and colleagues in Orkney, as well as across the world. We mourn the passing of a great and influential Mesolithic archaeologist, who remained passionate about education and engaging the public in archaeology to the end.”