Enigmatic finds continue to emerge from The Cairns during post-excavation work being carried out by Kevin Kerr – one of our MSc students from 2016.
Post-excavation work is progressing well on the whalebone vessel unearthed at The Cairns late last year. The vessel not only contained a human jawbone, but also animal bones, remains of ceramic pots and stone tools.
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.
Martha Johnson writes about her research into non-structural and non-tool rocks found at the Ness of Brodgar.
A new website has been set up by Sam Harris, who is undertaking PhD research into archaeomagnetic dating based on samples he has taken at the Ness of Brodgar.
Archaeoacoustics is a relatively new and emerging multidiscipline that studies the behaviour of sound within ancient sites and structures.
This project looked at the roofing flagstones from the Ness of Brodgar.