Culture

Can I Tempt You?

By Bernie Bell

We ordered, and promptly received, our copy of the Orkney Archaeology Society calendar for 2022.  It holds a fine, and varied, selection of images and information taking us round some of the archaeological sites of Orkney, month by month.

With the permission of those involved in producing it, I thought I’d ‘borrow’ an image a day, and present them to the Orkney News readers to maybe tempt them to buy the calendar, which is available from the OAS on-line shop https://shop.orkneyarchaeologysociety.org.uk/, along with many more good things.

It’s also available until the 11th of August from the shop at the Ness of Brodgar dig…..   https://theorkneynews.scot/2021/07/19/small-is-beautiful-2/

I’ll start with….January! – and the Links of Noltland, Westray, by OAS Secretary Hayley Green.  Hayley’s picture captures the essence of an archaeology dig in modern times – tarpaulins, tyres, sandbags, blue plastic bags, and at the centre of it all….some ancient stonework and an intriguing space to explore.

There is also plenty of space on the actual calendar page for filling in reminders – something which becomes more and more important to this particular OAS Member, with her Swiss Cheese Brain.

I wonder when I’ll get to insert the dates for next year’s digs?

Next – February and some mysterious feet!

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