Scotland is shining a spotlight on its world-class archaeology this summer with Scotland Digs 2021. Now in its third year, the campaign will bring together live updates and events for members of the public from June 21 to September 22.
The first event of the new Orkney Energy Landscapes project takes place next Saturday, June 26, at Burgar Hill in Orkney’s West Mainland.
The next UHI Archaeology Institute research seminar takes place on Friday, June 25, and focuses on prehistoric animal husbandry, particularly how sheep in Orkney adapted to a diet of seaweed.
Analysis of Neolithic fingerprints from the Ness of Brodgar has revealed details of two individuals who left their mark on a clay pot 5,000 years ago.
A project exploring the past, present and future of energy production and its role in shaping the identity of islands communities has been relaunched and is looking for anyone interested in delving into Orkney’s energy heritage.
The recording of May 2021’s monthly UHI Archaeology Institute research seminar, which took place on Friday, June 4.
A part of the LIFTE volunteer research programme, Lesley Joyce was tasked with examining old maps of Orkney in the hunt for clues relating to early trade in the islands. Here she outlines one of the highlights of her search.
All University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute excavations were cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. This summer, as lockdown measures ease, archaeologists are looking forward to getting back to some fieldwork.
Dr Antonia Thomas, a lecturer and researcher at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute updated the Orkney Archaeology Society (OAS) on the St Magnus Cathedral Graffiti Project last month, and the video is now available.
A two-year project to develop a research framework for contemporary archaeology in Scotland is looking for an enthusiastic person to co-ordinate its activities.
Earlier this month, the LIFTE Project’s volunteer research programme came to an end after eight very busy weeks for all its participants, both its co-ordinators Sarah Jane Gibbon, Anne Mitchell, Julie Gibson, Wanda Machin, Sigurd Towrie and Jen Harland, and the many volunteers who took part.
Oxford Archaeology is hosting an online research seminar next month detailing their recent excavations of middle Bronze Age settlement sites from across southern Britain.