The latest prehistoric fingerprints found on fragments of pottery from the Ness of Brodgar belonged to a 13-year-old boy.
There are some places still available in the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute MSc in archaeological practice – a world-leading course that equips students with the tools for work in the real world.
Nick Card, of the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, is one of the speakers at this year’s Current Archaeology Live! conference and awards.
Scottish archaeology is marking a significant milestone today, Thursday, March 4, with the publication of the Five-Year Review of Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy.
The late 1980s was a thrilling time for archaeology in Orkney. The late Adrian Challands played a key role in this archaeological revolution and continued to do so in Orkney for many years.
Dr Simon Clarke, lecturer at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, is going online tomorrow evening, Thursday, to deliver a free lecture on radiocarbon dating.
Professor Colin Richards, archaeology lecturer at the institute, tells the ‘A Career in Ruins podcast’ how he got into archaeology and about his work in Orkney, Durrington Walls, Easter Island and the Cook Islands.
Jasmijn Sybenga, a student at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, has passed her PhD viva, with no corrections.
Projects run by the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute across Orkney are highlighted in a new initiative focusing on the value of community heritage in the islands.
Professor Jane Downes, director of the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, shares her experiences with the A Career in Ruins podcast — including work on Bronze Age cremations and barrows, Easter Island and the Cook Islands.
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Dr Raymond Lamb, Orkney’s first county archaeologist.
Neil Ackerman, one of our PhD students at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, is taking over the reins of the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities blog (sgsahblog.com).
If you are a volunteer, professional archaeologists or community archaeologist who was planning to work with us on our projects this year then you should have received an email stating our position as far as the present Covid-19 situation is concerned.
Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA) based at Orkney College has received a grant of £10,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for the Orkney Energy Landscapes Project.
Lews Castle College UHI , University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar have been awarded a grant of £271,000 from the Scottish Natural Heritage Natural and Cultural Heritage Fund to complete an exciting digital archaeology project, helping people to understand the archaeology of the Western Isles, Scotland.