The role of shellfish in the Iron Age will be among the subjects covered in a Stromness Museum talk on Thursday evening.
Entitled Orkney Shells: A reference collection and an archaeological site, the talk is by UHI Archaeology Institute PhD candidate Holly Young.
Holly worked on cataloguing the shell collection of Orcadian naturalist Robert Rendall, and will outline his contribution to the study of marine molluscs as well as the importance of reference collections to modern archaeological investigation.
For her Master’s degree, Holly investigated the shell assemblage from The Cairns, in South Ronaldsay, and her talk will conclude looking at the significance of shellfish in the Iron Age and how people used them.
The free talk takes place in the Robert Rendall Building at the Orkney Research and Innovation Centre, Stromness, at 7.30pm