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Virtual archaeology project on the shortlist for two achievement awards

The Uist Virtual Archaeology Project has been shortlisted for two awards in the 2022 Archaeological Achievement Awards.

A project led by the UHI Archaeology Institute has been shortlisted for two awards in the 2022 Archaeological Achievement Awards.

Dr Emily Gal (left) and Dr Rebecca Rennell.

The Uist Virtual Archaeology Project, led by Dr Rebecca Rennell and Dr Emily Gal, has produced a smartphone app that incorporates 3D augmented reality reconstructions, text, animations and audio to provide up-to-date information on seven archaeological sites between Uist and Benbecula.

The project has been shortlisted in the Archaeological Innovation and Public Dissemination/Presentation categories of the awards, which are run by the Council for British Archaeology.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony in Dublin Castle, Ireland, on Tuesday, November 29.