9,500 years ago around the Mediterranean Sea, at a time before humans settled down to farm, the Peoples around that region were using the resources of the Sea much more than was previously thought.
The Pompeii Craftsman
Scientists have now successfully sequenced human genome from an individual who died in Pompeii, Italy, after the eruption of the volcano.
Swandro Excavation Update
“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.”
The Tomb Trailers Are At It Again… Or…The Joys Of Midden!
“The most recent, at the Knap of Howar on Papay Westray, has been particularly interesting as it has given the archaeologists on site an opportunity to view a midden deposit eroding on to the shore.”
The OAS Review!
“The Review brings together articles about all kinds of aspects of archaeology, from all kinds of people.”
The Fearsome Farmers of The Neolithic
When Early People began farming they changed forever, their societies, their diet, the landscape and the very crops they were growing.
Rediscovering Scotland’s Master Builders: The Broch Project
Brochs are incredible structures, built by the people in the Iron Age who lived in Scotland. These unique buildings of dry stone construction once towered across our landscape.
Festival of Archaeology Starts Today
The festival will kick off with a special online launch event on Saturday 11 July at 11am with the webinar Discover Environmental Archaeology
OAS Calendar – February Feet!
“I don’t know who they belong to, but they carried their people to Quoyness Chambered Cairn, Sanday, were photographed by Naomi Haywood, and now feature in the Orkney Archaeology Society calendar for 2022! “
The Archaeological Adventure Continues at Nunalleq
It is a 14th-18th century pre-contact Yup’ik village with exceptionally well-preserved organic remains.