If you are in Kirkwall at 2pm on Thursday 12th January then you are cordially invited to the launch of the field walking exhibition being held at Orkney Museum.
Preparations for a new exhibition at Orkney Museum showing finds from the 2016 Orkney World Heritage Site Fieldwalking Project are under way.
The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute is teaming up with Birsay Heritage Trust to make a 3D digital model of the whalebone situated on the headland near Skibageo, Orkney.
Two Excavations along the Westness shore start this week: at the coastally eroding site at Swandro and Viking Farmstead at Skaill, Westness, Rousay, start next week. Combined, these aim to investigate the deep history of this fascinating stretch of coast.
Historic Environment Scotland commissioned the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute to facilitate a Community Map project for the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site.
Following the community archaeology fieldwalking carried out last month, local community volunteers received basic training in archaeological finds cataloguing at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute laboratory.
Despite some seasonal weather, the first week of fieldwalking in the Orkney World Heritage Site buffer zone has finished and six fields have been walked to the east of the Loch of Harray.
The Orkney World Heritage Site Fieldwalking Project: Learning About Archaeology Amongst Orkney’s World-famous Monuments, has secured a £9,900 National Lottery grant to undertake archaeological fieldwalking in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site Buffer Zone.