The hunt for medieval structures continues in Palace Village, Birsay Orkney.
A team from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute together with community volunteers will commence the excavation phase of the exciting community archaeology ‘Mapping Magnus’ project by digging test pits around the medieval site of the Bishops Palace.
The dig begins on the 25th September and continues for two weeks until 6th October 2017 and visitors are most welcome to view the excavations as they happen and discuss the progress with the team as they continue to investigate medieval Palace Village.
The digs commence at 9am and finish at 5pm each day.
You can join the team by contacting UHI Archaeology Institute’s Lifelong Learning and Outreach Archaeologist, Dan Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org – no previous archaeological experience is necessary as training will be given, but please contact us as places are now limited. Volunteers meet at Palace village car park opposite the kirk.
The Orkney News has been reporting on the Mapping Magnus project throughout the summer and you can catch our stories by clicking on the links below.