A huge prehistoric quernstone is the latest evidence of an Early Neolithic settlement on the outskirts of Kirkwall, Orkney.
The fields of Orkney are now ploughed and so that means the new fieldwalking season is upon us.
The Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA) has secured grant funding from Historic Environment Scotland and the Orkney Archaeology Society for a new landscape project in Orkney.
If you are in Kirkwall at 2pm on Thursday 12th January then you are cordially invited to the launch of the field walking exhibition being held at Orkney Museum.
Preparations for a new exhibition at Orkney Museum showing finds from the 2016 Orkney World Heritage Site Fieldwalking Project are under way.
Following the community archaeology fieldwalking carried out last month, local community volunteers received basic training in archaeological finds cataloguing at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute laboratory.
Despite some seasonal weather, the first week of fieldwalking in the Orkney World Heritage Site buffer zone has finished and six fields have been walked to the east of the Loch of Harray.
The Orkney World Heritage Site Fieldwalking Project: Learning About Archaeology Amongst Orkney’s World-famous Monuments, has secured a £9,900 National Lottery grant to undertake archaeological fieldwalking in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site Buffer Zone.