The festival will kick off with a special online launch event on Saturday 11 July at 11am with the webinar Discover Environmental Archaeology
“On one of his after-work walks, Mike cut down by the Hall of Rendall to the shore, turned left, and walked along to get a closer look at this site.”
Researchers at the UHI Archaeology Institute have a fast-growing reputation for their studies of the impacts of climate change and sustainability.
“there is a very urgent need to interpret the courtyard at the rear of the Hall. Since it is a Palladian building, we all know its importance for Orkney. Palladian farm courtyards, by their nature are very rare indeed.
Evidence has now come to light from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute research excavation at the Ness of Brodgar of woven textiles in use 5,000 years ago.
“This research shows that Darnaway still had reserves of old growth oak, by then a very scarce and valuable resource in Scotland.”
Among the finds are perforated animal teeth and ivory beads that probably formed pendants
“We recently watched a television programme which we had recorded, called ‘The Secret Life of Ice’.”
“The North-east of Scotland was one the areas that had very strong connections with the European Beaker phenomenon 4,000 years ago.”
“The Tap O’ Noth discovery shakes the narrative of this whole time period.”