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.
This is the second in a series of blog posts looking at the main findings from the excavations undertaken by the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute during the summer of 2018. This time we examine the fascinating excavations on Sanday – one of the northern most islands in Orkney.
In the fourth episode of his story detailing his experience of studying archaeology at the University of the Highlands and Islands, MSc student Ross Drummond tells us about his time at the world-renowned Ness of Brodgar excavation in Orkney.
Summer of digging – Sanday update by UHI student Ross
Hints at links between the Ness of Brodgar and the Stonehenge area were unearthed this summer, during a record-breaking season at the Stenness site. Over the eight-week excavation, around 21,500 visitors made their way to the Ness, where a team of international diggers were hard at work on the Stone Age complex.
The Data Structure Reports (DSR) detailing the exciting 2017 excavations at Cata Sand and Tresness Chambered Tomb, Sanday, Orkney are now available for download.
The excavation at Cata Sand on the Orkney island of Sanday has unearthed a few surprises in the last few days – including the discovery of Early Neolithic Houses and the skeletons of around twelve whales from the nineteenth century.
The excavation of the recently discovered late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age settlement dating to c.2500-2000BC is now under way. It is early days, but already the team are beginning to unearth finds.
The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute has teamed up with the University of Central Lancashire to begin excavation at the exciting site at Cata Sand in Sanday, Orkney.