After a pause of two years the archaeology dig at The Cairns, Windwick, South Ronaldsay, is set to happen again!!
Cancellation of The Cairns Dig
We’re sorry to announce that, due to unforeseen circumstances, this summer’s excavation at The Cairns has been cancelled.
THE CAIRNS DIG IS HAPPENING THIS SUMMER!!!
” I decided that the best idea would be to simply remind folk of developments so far at The Cairns.”
If You’d Like To Support The Dig At The Cairns….Even Though It Isn’t Happening….For Now!
“The Cairns is so very important archeologically.”
“It’s remarkable to be able to reach back and solve a problem” The Cairns Broch Continues To Answer & Raise Questions
Analysis of a woman’s jawbone deposited outside The Cairns Broch, Orkney, around AD200 has shown that seafood was major part of her diet.
A Tale Of The Eagle Cairn
“Jim visited the Tomb of the Eagles at Isbister Farm in South Ronaldsay, where, in the Visitor Centre, he was given eagle talons from the cairn to hold, and he thought….”These talons flew.””
The Life and Times of The Cairns
The excavation at the Iron Age site at The Cairns, South Ronaldsay, is the subject of the next talk hosted by the Orkney Archaeology Society.
The Life And Times Of The Cairns
It is a period of stability and change, explained Martin Carruthers, it is generational with its rhythms and routines.
Revealing The Cairns – Part Two
“Beads!!!!! The Cairns excavation is showing just how much our Iron Age ancestors liked ornament, either for themselves, or their living space………”
Revealing The Cairns – Part One
“From an interesting hummock in the land, this site has emerged and risen, year by year, structure by structure, layer by layer.”