The final season of excavation at the Ness of Brodgar will take place in 2024, after which the remains of the 5,000-year-old Neolithic complex will be covered over and backfilled.
A new blog post for the Castle Studies Trust, by Dan Lee and Dr Sarah Jane Gibbon, on the 2021 excavation at the Wirk, Rousay.
Excavation of the multi-period settlement site at Skaill, Rousay, resumes on July 10, running until July 28.
A flash back to the tail end of the summer and the excavation of the Iron Age site at Swartigill, Caithness.
Excavation at The Cairns Iron Age site will resume on Monday, June 12, 2023, running until Friday, July 7.
Archaeologists will be back at the Ness of Brodgar between Monday, July 3, 2023 until Friday, August 19, 2023.
Analysis of a woman’s jawbone deposited outside an Iron Age broch around AD200 has shown that seafood was major part of her diet throughout her life.
Orkney Islands Council’s annual archaeological grant has re-opened for applications, with a deadline of November 30, 2022.
Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament welcoming the successful completion of another excavation season at the Ness of Brodgar.
The excavation of the Swartigill Iron Age settlement has reached the end of its second week, and we have had some exciting finds and made a lot of progress.
The star find at the ongoing Swartigill excavation yesterday must be this little flash of colour and decoration straight from the Iron Age! It is a half fragment of a beautifully decorated glass
At the end of our first week of excavation at the Swartigill Iron Age settlement, we are already starting to see some intriguing features within the structures, and tantalising traces of things to come.
The UHI Archaeology Institute begins its sixth season of excavation at the Burn of Swartigill on Monday, August 15.
Next week a team from from the UHI Archaeology Institute will begin the a new project investigating crannogs in Orkney.
The ongoing excavations at Skaill farm, Rousay, are hosting an open day this Saturday, July 16.
A new post from Orkney.com showcasing the two archaeological projects under way in Rousay at present – the Knowe of Swandro and our excavation at Skaill farm.
With the 2022 season at Swartigill, Caithness, due to start next month, here are two videos from the excavation director Rick Barton to whet your appetite.
UHI Archaeology Institute research excavations at the Ness of Brodgar, Stenness, Orkney and at Skaill farm, Rousay, resume today, Monday, July 4.