“A STONE WITH A PICTISH BLACKSMITH’S HANDPRINTS ON IT!”
Archaeologists will be back on site from Monday 20th June to Friday 12th August 2022 and visitors are welcome
The folk in charge of the dig at Swandro, Rousay, have reluctantly but sensibly decided that this year’s dig will have to be postponed until next year.
” I’ve been thinking about the archaeological dig at Swandro, on the island of Rousay.”
Through the hand-prints/We connect.
“The site, which was in use from the Norse period until the 19th century, is also the home to a large Norse hall.”
“Next job is to put all that sand in those decaying sand bags over our path to even it out a bit and bed all the stones in.”
“We’re counting down to the start of the 2022 excavation at Swandro, we’ll be back on site from the 20th June until the 12th August.”
“I’m fascinated by the prints we humans leave – very ancient footprints have been found – hand prints in paint on cave walls have been found – the mark of nails used to make designs on pottery, ancient and modern.”
“The Islands of Orkney are well known for their beautiful scenery and varied wildlife, but they are also world famous for their sites of archaeological and historical interest.”