Trench P at the Ness of Brodgar excavation site showing the huge Neolithic structures raised between 3100BC and 2900BC. Image credit: Hugo Anderson-Whymark
The Church in Stronsay Part 1
“For well over a thousand years the Church has played an important role in life in Orkney and, while there is no exact date for the coming of Christianity to the isles, there is some evidence to suggest that Irish monks had visited the islands, some possibly even settling here, by the early 700s.”
Top Archaeology Award for ‘Landscapes Revealed’ : Heart of Neolithic Orkney Book Wins Coveted Prize
Professor Jane Downes (left), director of the UHI Archaeology Institute, along with the other winners at Saturday’s Current Archaeology awards in London.
The Mesolithic Mediterranean Fishers
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 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.
Major Archaeological Conference Set For Orkney
The third and final symposium for Scotland’s Islands Research Framework for Archaeology (SIRFA) is taking place from March 24th-27th in Kirkwall, Orkney.
Ancient Orkney DNA in the News
The findings revealed that, contrary to popular belief, Orkney was much less insular than had long been assumed. Instead, the islands had experienced large-scale immigration during the Early Bronze Age, which, unusually, was found to have involved mainly women.
2 UHI Archaeology Institute Projects Shortlisted For Awards
Voting has opened in the 2023 Current Archaeology Awards.
Re-creating An Islamic Glass Vessel Discovered At Caerlaverock Castle
Tiny sherds of glass unearthed at Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfriesshire, way back in the 1990s have inspired people to imagine what the amazing Islamic vessel that they came from would have looked like.
A 10,000 year old Baby Carrier
More than 70 small, pierced shell beads and four big, pierced shell pendants, were most likely sewn into a piece of leather, wrapped around the baby for her burial.