A Pictish symbol stone will be on display at the Orkney Museum for the first time this summer as part of an exhibition exploring the history of Newark, Deerness, Orkney.
Two academics from the University of the Highlands and Islands were part of an international team of researchers involved in a project hailed as “the world’s largest DNA sequencing of Viking skeletons”.
As the storms are replaced by snow showers and a period of relative calm, archaeologists from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute and Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA) together with a small army of volunteers are inspecting the fragile site at Newark.
ORCA has been awarded a grant of £202,000 by Historic Environment Scotland to complete an important archaeology research project centred on Newark Bay, Deerness, Orkney.
The Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA), with support from Historic Environment Scotland, has completed a delicate rescue mission to recover a rare Pictish carved stone from an eroding cliff face in Orkney’s East Mainland.