Excavation LIFTE Rousay Skaill Farmstead Viking/Norse

Skaill farmstead excavation resumes in July

Excavation at the multi-period settlement site at Skaill, Rousay, resumes in July.
Excavation team on site in 2021. (Dan Lee)
The 2021 excavation team on site. (Dan Lee)

Excavation at the multi-period settlement site at Skaill, Rousay, resumes in July.

The site, which was in use from the Norse period until the 19th century, is also the home to a large Norse hall. This structure, revealed in 2019, and probably dating to the 10th to 12th centuries AD, was discovered beneath the the more recent buildings.

The UHI Archaeology Institute dig, led by Dan Lee, runs from July 4, until July 22, 2022, with visitors welcome.


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