Our new website section outlining a project to capture the oral history of Orkney’s North Isles is now available.
In August and September, excavation in the East Mainland parish of Holm revealed the remains of a Maeshowe-type chambered cairn.
Orkney Islands Council’s annual archaeological grant has re-opened for applications, with a deadline of November 30, 2023.
Photographs from the 1932-34 excavations at Midhowe have been added to its Tombs of the Isles entry.
A new ORCA-led project to research Orkney’s industrial heritage in the North Isles is about to get under way.
Orkney Archaeology Society’s annual Brochtoberfest event this weekend places the focus firmly on the Iron Age.
The fifth, and final, talk in our Tombs of the Isles series sees Dr Antonia Thomas discuss the rock art in the Holm of Papa Westray South chambered cairn.
The results of geophysical surveys carried out around the Contin parish church are the subject of a free public talk on Thursday evening.
The Orkney Renewable Energy Forum (OREF) is hosting a talk by ORCA’s Dan Lee, in Kirkwall, tomorrow evening, October 3.
Passage Grave Art in Orkney’s North Isles, by Dr Antonia Thomas, expands on last week’s talk and looks specifically at the artwork found in Orkney’s Maeshowe-type chambered cairns.
We’re one of the organisations represented at the annual University Archaeology Day, in the British Museum, London, on October 7.
Dr Antonia Thomas sets the scene for her next two talks by exploring Neolithic architecture and art in the islands, with examples from sites such as the Ness of Brodgar, Maeshowe and Skara Brae.
The results of her Camellia Biswas’ research project – Orkney’s Enigmatic Seal-ationship: Mapping Dynamics of Eco-Cultural Evolution Of Human-Seal Relations in the Orkney Islands – are now available online.
The second part of Professor Colin Richards’ Tombs of the Isles talk is now online.