After a pandemic-induced hiatus, archaeologists will be back at the Knowe of Swandro, Rousay, later this month to continue excavating a site with activity running from the Neolithic through to the Norse period.
The Swandro site is being destroyed by coastal erosion so, in 2010, work began to record as much of it as possible before the archaeology is completely washed away.
The primary goal of the 2022 season is to complete the excavation of an Iron Age roundhouse overlying a Neolithic chambered tomb. A new trench lower down the beach will be opened to see what damage has been caused since the team were last on site in 2019.
Run by the Swandro-Orkney Coastal Archaeology Trust, the excavation resumes on Monday, June 20, and runs until Friday, August 12, 2022.
Visitors are welcome and tours of the site available. Click here for more details.