One ancient grave urn is producing a huge amount of information about one woman and the baby twins she was found with.
It was a windy but dry day and hugely enjoyable as President of JRS, Andrew Appleby, led a guided tour round the outside of the house.
“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! “
Rather fresh northerly breeze, but slowly easing. Maximum temperature 13 °C.
“We ordered, and promptly received, our copy of the Orkney Archaeology Society calendar for 2022. “
The JRS will hold two Open Days, on 1st and 2nd August, from 10 am until 4.30pm each day.
This important archaeological project involving The Archaeology Institute of the University of the Highlands and Islands, ORCA (Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology), St Andrew’s University and members of the community is funded by Heritage Lottery Funding.
Excavated Viking burial grave sites in Papa Westray are set to reveal important new information about 10th Century life in Orkney.
“Now I’ll present some of the bits & pieces which are to be seen which are more peripheral, but still part of the place and what is happening there …..”
The dig at the Ness of Brodgar is on a more limited scale this year.