Maeshowe’s runes featured in April’s UHI Archaeology Institute online seminar, which saw Dr Karen Langsholt Holmqvist present her research on medieval runic graffiti.
At the UK Archaeological Science conference in Aberdeen, Dr Magdalena Blanz and colleagues won the runner-up poster prize for early career researchers.
A team from the Archaeology Institute UHI are in Shetland today as part of Looking in from the Edge (LIFTE) – an international project examining the Northern Isles’ place in European trade networks of the 15th to 18th centuries.
Dr Ragnhild Ljosland is one of the guests on a BBC Radio 3 broadcast focusing on runes on Sunday evening.
The art and archaeology of rubbish is the subject of a free online seminar by Dr Antonia Thomas next week.
Nick Card, of the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute and director of the Ness of Brodgar excavation, was a speaker in a British Museum talk last week on links between Neolithic Orkney and the rest of Britain and Ireland.
We were out in Westray on Friday as part of the launch of our Tombs of the Isles community project and took the chance to survey a little known Neolithic chambered cairn at Vere Point.
Register now for March’s free UHI Archaeology Seminar – “Roots and Routes in Polynesia: investigating the fabulous Ara Metua and the colonisation of Rarotonga”
Questions regarding Knap of Howar in Papa Westray, Orkney, have resurfaced following the discovery of eroding midden material to the south of the iconic Neolithic structures.
The Westray launch events for the Tombs of the Isles community project will take place on Thursday, March 31, and Friday, April 1.
The UHI Archaeology Institute Tombs of the Isles community project reaches Eday this week, with launch events on March 3 and 4.
The first in a new series of UHI Archaeology Institute articles exploring some of the incredible artefacts that can be found in Orkney’s museums, archives and heritage centres is now available on Orkney.com.
Excavation at the multi-period settlement site at Skaill, Rousay, resumes in July.
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to cancel the Shapinsay Tombs of the Isles launch events on Wednesday and Thursday this week (March 9/10).
Ancient technology sessions with Eday schoolchildren, held during the launch of the Tombs of the Isles launch events, were hailed a great success last week.
Excavation will resume at The Cairns this summer – from June 13 until July 8, 2022.