A new post from Orkney.com showcasing the two archaeological projects under way in Rousay at present – the Knowe of Swandro and our excavation at Skaill farm.
After a pandemic-induced hiatus, archaeologists will be back at the Knowe of Swandro, in Rousay, later this month to continue excavating a site with activity running from the Neolithic through to the Norse period.
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.
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.
Throughout July, the international team working on the digs at Swandro and Skaill on the island of Rousay, Orkney, have been getting youngsters involved in archaeology.
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.