Plan of The Cairns Excavation
Iron Age The Cairns

The structures at The Cairns

However before the daily dig diary begins, perhaps it might be an idea to talk you through some of the structures that have been discovered at the site, to help you locate the finds that Martin and his team discover over the next few weeks of excavation. 

Here is everything you have ever wanted to know about The Cairns, but were too afraid to ask. Well, almost…

Student Stories YOYP

Celebrating young people in archaeology – work placement at UHI Archaeology Institute

At the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute we are developing ways to provide young people with an opportunity to experience archaeology in a workplace environment.
Travis, a 16 year old S5 pupil at Kirkwall Grammar Schoo in Orkney, is currently undertaking a work placement with us.

Excavation Neolithic Ness of Brodgar

The Ness of Brodgar- summer 2017

Hints at links between the Ness of Brodgar and the Stonehenge area were unearthed this summer, during a record-breaking season at the Stenness site. Over the eight-week excavation, around 21,500 visitors made their way to the Ness, where a team of international diggers were hard at work on the Stone Age complex.