A splendid blog post from experimental archaeologist and woodworker Viv Walker on her investigation into how The Cairns bowl was repaired in antiquity.
Excavation at The Cairns Iron Age site will resume on Monday, June 12, 2023, running until Friday, July 7.
The role of shellfish in the Iron Age will be among the subjects covered in a Stromness Museum talk by PhD candidate Holly Young next Thursday.
The wooden bowl recovered at The Cairns excavation in 2018 will be centre of attention at an evening of talks in the Stromness Museum next Friday.
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.
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.
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.
We had to significantly reduce the scale of excavation at The Cairns this year but before the covers go back on we’re inviting the public to come along for a tour and an update on the work undertaken this year.
The recording of Martin Carruthers’s talk – People of the Broch: Excavating an Iron Age Community at The Cairns – to the Orkney Archaeology Society on Thursday, May 26.
Our ongoing excavation at The Cairns is the subject of this year’s summer exhibition at the Stromness Museum.