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.
The next UHI Archaeology Institute research seminar takes place on Friday, June 25, and focuses on prehistoric animal husbandry, particularly how sheep in Orkney adapted to a diet of seaweed.
Analysis of Neolithic fingerprints from the Ness of Brodgar has revealed details of two individuals who left their mark on a clay pot 5,000 years ago.
A huge prehistoric quernstone is the latest evidence of an Early Neolithic settlement on the outskirts of Kirkwall, Orkney.
The fingerprint of a potter has been found on a pot sherd from the huge assemblage recovered from the Ness of Brodgar.
Dr Hugo Anderson-Whymark, a senior curator of prehistory at the National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh, and a visiting reader at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, presents the most recent research on prehistoric carved stone balls.
After the first print-run of 1,000 copies sold out in January – just over two months after its release – The Ness of Brodgar: As it Stands is available to buy again.
Matt Ritchie, an archaeologist with Forestry and Land Scotland, outlines the development and production of the Into the Wildwoods (2020) and The First Foresters (2019) booklets followed by an question-and-answer session.
Professor Colin Richards, of the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, is co-author of a new paper proposing that a stone circle in Wales was the source of the first megaliths erected at the site of Stonehenge.
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.
Less than two months since its launch, the third volume in the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute research series has almost sold out.
Evidence of a woven Neolithic textile found during post-excavation work at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute’s flagship Ness of Brodgar excavation has been named one of Scotland’s “most groundbreaking discoveries of 2020”.