Neolithic

Neolithic Carved Stone Balls in context: A new find from Sheriffmuir

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.

Neolithic Ness of Brodgar Student Stories

The hidden histories of the Ness of Brodgar

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.

Cata Sand Excavation Neolithic Sanday

Cata Sand dig now under way in Sanday following online appeal

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.