Orkney Archaeology Society’s annual Brochtoberfest event this weekend places the focus firmly on the Iron Age.
A contingent from the UHI Archaeology Institute takes centre stage at the King Street Halls, Kirkwall, on Saturday, October 14:
- 10.00am Sara Marinoni (UHIAI MRes student) Forging Resources: an anthracological investigation of wood-fuel resources for Iron Age Metalworking in Northern Scotland.
- 10.45am Rick Barton (ORCA): Iron Age excavations at Swartigill.
- 11.30am Martin Carruthers (UHIAI lecturer): The Cairns: What have we learnt so far?
Getting the proceedings under way on the evening of Friday, October 13, is Stephen Jennings, with an online talk entitled Ostentatious or Monumental? The evolution of the wheelhouse in Shetland.
To book a place for this, visit the OAS website.