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2 UHI Archaeology Institute Projects Shortlisted For Awards

Voting has opened in the 2023 Current Archaeology Awards. There are two UHI Archaeology Institute projects shortlisted.

The cover of Landscapes Revealed: geophysical survey in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Area, 2002-2011

Landscapes Revealed: geophysical survey in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Area, 2002-2011 has been nominated for Book of the Year. The second volume in the institute’s research series, the book documents a ten-year project that surveyed a 285-hectare area between Skara Brae and Maeshowe.

The project, which ran from 2002 until 2011, revealed a wealth of new sites, as well as helped chart the changing character of the landscape and shed new light on the known monuments and their place in the historic and more recent past.

Professor Colin Richards’ investigation into the Neolithic dolmens of Europe is one of eight in the running for the title Research Project of the Year.

The project, a collaboration with Professor Vicki Cummings, of the University of Central Lancaster, explored why dolmens were built, their purpose and whether they were deliberately designed to impress.

The awards are decided by public vote, which is now open at www.archaeology.co.uk/vote.

The poll closes on February 1, with the winners announced at the Current Archaeology Live! 2023 conference, in London, on February 25.