The viking grave at Gurness, Mainland, Orkney located where it is now perched perilously close to the edge of the coastline is, remarks Christina Lee, a special link between the old and the new – between the sea and the land.
“Some years ago I had a discussion with a very patient archaeologist about a big stone which is lying down in the Barnhouse Neolithic settlement.”
Over a period of 1,000 years the community which grew up within and around the Scatness Broch in Shetland modified and developed the structures there.
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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.
Legal documents dating as far back as the 13th C were using sheepskin which makes it harder to alter or change what is written on them.
In recent research Andreas Heiss of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and colleagues examined plant remains from the mining site of Prigglitz-Gasteil in the Eastern Alps in Austria, which was active between the 11th and 9th Century BCE.
Historic Environment Scotland, HES, has announced its phasing in of re-opening for its ticketed sites in Scotland.
A new study by Alicia R. Ventresca Miller and team of the University of Michigan employed isotopic analyses to investigate patterns of diet and mobility in Scythian populations.
“Brochs are an odd sort of thing. In some ways they make sense as what they’re seen as being, and in other ways they’re very odd structures – more to them than is necessary for what is seen as being their function. “