A presentation on the Orkney Gateway to the Atlantic project was delivered by Dr Ingrid Mainland, of the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, on Monday as part of the inaugural assembly of the BRIDGES UNESCO Sustainability Science Coalition.
In September, Sarah-Jane Gibbon and Dan Lee, of the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, completed a geophysics survey of the Wirk, Rousay, Orkney.
A large Norse hall has been discovered during excavations at the Skaill farmstead, on the island of Rousay, Orkney. The hall probably dates to the 10th to 12th centuries AD and was discovered below more recent structures.
Next week, commencing July 8, 2019, a team from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute will return to dig at the fascinating Skaill Farmstead site on the Orkney island of Rousay.
Last week, the staff of the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute set off to conduct field trips across Scotland in order to give the widest possible number of students experience of outdoor learning.
The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute invites you to be an archaeologist for a day. Join the team uncovering the story of this exciting site at our Open Day at Skaill Farm on the island of Rousay, Orkney.
The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute have been working at Skaill since 2015 exploring the Viking, Norse and post-medieval archaeology on the Westness Estate, Rousay, and this year the dig recommences on Monday, July 9.
Dan Lee, Dr Ingrid Mainland, Dr Jen Harland and Dr Sarah Jane Gibbon from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, together with a team of local volunteers and schoolchildren, embarked on a programme of archaeology in Rousay, Orkney over the summer 2017.
The excavation at the Knowe of Swandro, in Rousay, Orkney, has attracted a great deal of a media attention over the last few days and we thought it may be a good time to add some background to the site and the ongoing archaeological work.
The race against the tide at the Swandro excavation on the island of Rousay, Orkney is gathering pace this week and the teams efforts have been rewarded by some quite amazing finds.
The first phase of the community archaeology project – Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre Land and Sea: Exploring Island Heritage, Past and Present – runs from June 13-16, 2017.