“The ‘new’ Pictish Stone can connect with the collection of Pictish Stones permanently on display in the Museum”
Mayan Use of Mercury: A Health Threat Then & Today
Mercury and mercury-containing products were frequently used by the Maya of the Classic Period, between 250 and 1100 CE. This pollution is in places so heavy that even today, it poses a potential health hazard for unwary archaeologists.
More Fun With Limpets!
“I was thinking, again, about children playing with shells in past times”
Documenting The Site of The World’s First Grid Connected Wind Turbine
Costa Hill, Evie- the site of the world’s first wind turbine which connected to the Grid.
More News From Kilmartin Museum
On the left is a photograph of a Beaker pot from Upper Largie as it appears today in the Museum’s nationally significant Prehistoric Collection. A three-dimensional digital reconstruction showing how this pot appeared over five thousand years ago is on the right
The Dates For The Cairns!!!
After a pause of two years the archaeology dig at The Cairns, Windwick, South Ronaldsay, is set to happen again!!
Archaeoastronomy from the Air
“In 1982 I was the coordinator and navigator for an aerial archaeology flight. “
“The dig has grown and grown, and more and more finds have been found…”
Of Cairns & Cists
“Old ways, die hard.”
OAS Calendar – November – Here Be Dwarfies
“The Dwarfie Stane, Hoy, by Mark Penny – what a place!!! Hoy, and the Stane. Full of mystery.”