Neolithic ORCA Tombs of the Isles

Explore Vinquoy (and more) as part of Tombs of the Isles project

3d models created by Dr Hugo Anderson-Whymark as part of the ongoing Tombs of the Isles project are now available to view.

Last month Dr Hugo Anderson-Whymark was in Orkney as part of our ongoing Tombs of the Isles project.

Hugo, senior curator of prehistory (Neolithic) at the National Museums Scotland and a visiting reader at the UHI Archaeology Institute, was in the county to produce a series of 3d models of chambered cairns in Orkney’s North Isles.

As you can see from the model of Vinquoy, in Eday, above, the results are spectacular.

Other models, including the Knowe of Yarso, Rousay; Huntersquoy, Eday; and Vere Point, Westray, can be seen here, along with Eday’s Setter Stone and decorated Neolithic art from Sanday and Westray.

These and other information are being added to our Tombs of the Isles archive, which were are currently compiling. Please note, however, that this is a work in progress and will become more comprehensive over the coming months.