” In this book the autobiographical thread is the indispensable bit of twine round which local nature lore has been crystalized: the records of Orkney marine life from past and present are the sugar candy.” Robert Rendall
“I was thinking, again, about children playing with shells in past times”
Three-dimensional rendition of seismic tomography results beneath Africa. Mantle with anomalously low S-wave speeds is show in red, orange and yellow. The faint grey overlay represents the extent of surface continental crust today – Horn of Africa at right and Cape Town at the lower margin – the blue areas near the top are oceanic crust on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea. (Image credit: Mingming Li/ASU)
Days are getting warmer, teas are getting lighter
After a pause of two years the archaeology dig at The Cairns, Windwick, South Ronaldsay, is set to happen again!!
Mike’s mother’s maiden name was Russell – of the shoe making family.
The AGM is on Thursday the 26th of May at 7pm and the projected time for the following talk by Martin Carruthers – ‘People of the Broch: Excavating an Iron Age Community at The Cairns, South Ronaldsay’ – is 7.30pm.
“Come away, Melinda/Come in and close the door”
“It’s partly an historical novel – albeit an intensely factual one.”
By Steve Drury First PUBLISHED ON March 25, 2022 One of the ‘Big Five’ mass extinctions occurred at the end of the Triassic Period (~201 Ma), whose magnitude matches that of the more […]