Dr Hugo Anderson-Whymark, curator of prehistory (Palaeolithic to Neolithic) at the National Museums of Scotland and visiting reader at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, is joined by Mark Hall, history officer at Perth Museum and Art Gallery, to outline what we know about carved stone balls – focusing on the Sheriffmuir ball, found in 2017.
Nick Card and Anne Mitchell of the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute introduce the forthcoming interim monograph, The Ness of Brodgar: As it Stands.
A November release date has been set for the third volume of the UHI Archaeology Institute’s research series.
In 2003, a team of archaeologists from five universities began the first long-term programme of fieldwork focused on Stonehenge in decades.
Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology has been commissioned by the North Isles Landscape Partnership Scheme to undertake the Neolithic Landscapes of the Dead project, exploring the tombs of the isles.
The Ness of Brodgar excavations, managed by the UHI Archaeology Institute in conjunction with the Ness of Brodgar Trust, has been selected for a 2019 Shanghai Archaeology Forum Field Discovery Award.
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.
University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute MSc student Will Lowe is undertaking his work placement with us in the Marketing Department here at Orkney College.
As part of his project Will is looking at post excavation processes and the ways in which information is shared across both the academic and wider community.
The excavation of Neolithic houses found on the beach at Cata Sand, Sanday, Orkney is now under way.
Teams from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute and the University of Central Lancashire arrived on the island last weekend to uncover the site and begin a series of excavations centred on the sites at Cata Sand settlement and Tresness tomb.
The team excavating the intriguing archaeology site at Cata Sand, Sanday, Orkney are appealing for donations to contribute to the costs of completing rescue excavations at this rapidly eroding site.