Pictish cross-slab discovered in Deerness
The Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA), with support from Historic Environment Scotland, has completed a delicate rescue mission to recover a rare Pictish carved stone from an eroding cliff face in Orkney’s East Mainland.
Great Turnout for Community Building Survey
Intriguing structure found in Ness of Brodgar’s Trench T
It is a given in archaeology, that the most perplexing finds are unearthed in the final stages of a dig. So, as the dig at Ness of Brodgar in Orkney started the final week, some of the most intriguing finds of the season started to be unearthed in Trench T.
New Research – trading identities and Viking horse burials in Scotland
New research by University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute PhD student Siobhan Cooke, explores the use of animals, particularly horses, in Viking funerary rituals across Scotland and how these rituals were used to help develop a cultural identity in the rapidly expanding Viking realm.