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.
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.
The Career in Ruins podcast team look to resolve the unexpected discovery of a burial in the southern end of the trench…
The Career in Ruins podcast team dig a little deeper into the site, finding possible medieval structures, a Roman kiln and a surprise discovery…
A huge prehistoric quernstone is the latest evidence of an Early Neolithic settlement on the outskirts of Kirkwall, Orkney.
The Career in Ruins podcast team break ground and begin their excavation.
The Career in Ruins podcast team arrive on site, showing the planning and preparation work that goes into an archaeological excavation.
The Career in Ruins podcast team discuss their forthcoming dig, sharing the planning and preparation work that goes into choosing where to dig.
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.
As this year’s eight-week dig season comes to an end, the international team working at the site uncovered an incredible underground structure that sheds more light on the sophistication of the first farmers who built the stone structures 5,000 years ago.
The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, in partnership with the Yarrows Heritage Trust and ORCA Archaeology, have completed their first week of excavation at the community dig, near the Burn of Swartigill.