The Bay of Skaill is renowned for the coastal erosion that plagues it and which, in early January, led to the discovery of a large incised rock on the shoreline.
In 2003, a team of archaeologists from five universities began the first long-term programme of fieldwork focused on Stonehenge in decades.
A team from ORCA has discovered an amazing series of half-metre tall stone-carved objects during exploratory excavations connected with the development of an electrical substation on behalf of SSEN Transmission in Orkney.
Summer of digging – Sanday update by UHI student Ross
The excavation of the recently discovered late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age settlement dating to c.2500-2000BC is now under way. It is early days, but already the team are beginning to unearth finds.
Professor Colin Richards of the University of Manchester writes about developments at the recently discovered Bronze Age settlement in Orkney.
Archaeological work is planned to evaluate the site at Cata Sand, Sanday, Orkney, in the week commencing 29th February. Preliminary investigation will use a variety of techniques including survey, geophysics, surface collection, auger and test pits.
Archaeoacoustics is a relatively new and emerging multidiscipline that studies the behaviour of sound within ancient sites and structures.
Braving the weather in Sanday, Chris managed to take some quick shots of the newly discovered Bronze Age settlement complex. It was blowing a sandstorm at the time so please excuse the quality! But they are interesting nonetheless.
Archaeological discoveries are often made when least expected, and this is exactly what happened last Monday 7th December at Tresness, Sanday.