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.
With the 2022 season at Swartigill, Caithness, due to start next month, here are two videos from the excavation director Rick Barton to whet your appetite.
UHI Archaeology Institute research excavations at the Ness of Brodgar, Stenness, Orkney and at Skaill farm, Rousay, resume today, Monday, July 4.
The final report for the Orkney Energy Landscapes project is now available to download.
We had to significantly reduce the scale of excavation at The Cairns this year but before the covers go back on we’re inviting the public to come along for a tour and an update on the work undertaken this year.
Professor Jane Downes, the director of the UHI Archaeology Institute, is one of the authors of a series of reports published by the CVI Africa project this week.
Running alongside this year’s excavation at the Ness of Brodgar is an exhibition of artefacts from the site in the Maeshowe visitor centre, Stenness.
3d models created by Dr Hugo Anderson-Whymark as part of the ongoing Tombs of the Isles project are now available to view.
To mark Scotland’s Year of Stories, a new project to record Orcadian folktales is being led by Dr Ragnhild Ljosland of the UHI Archaeology Institute
Orkney Archaeology Society (OAS) is hosting a pre-dig talk by Ness of Brodgar director Nick Card on Thursday, June 16.
We’re sorry to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances this summer’s excavation at The Cairns has been cancelled.
An academic paper co-authored by Professor Colin Richards of the UHI Archaeology Institute is the winner of the 2022 Ben Cullen Prize
After two years of disruption due to the pandemic, we’re delighted to be getting back out on site this summer.
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.
The new 2022 Orkney Archaeology Society annual review is now available.
The recording of May 2022’s UHI Archaeology Institute’s research seminar featuring Nadine Nolde from the University of Cologne.
The recording of Martin Carruthers’s talk – People of the Broch: Excavating an Iron Age Community at The Cairns – to the Orkney Archaeology Society on Thursday, May 26.
If you are interested in Orkney’s incredible archaeology, then Orkney Islands Council has the job for you! The local authority is looking for a new county archaeologist to take over when Julie Gibson, who has been in the post for over two decades, retires later this year.