Analysis of a woman’s jawbone deposited outside The Cairns Broch, Orkney, around AD200 has shown that seafood was major part of her diet.
Brochs are incredible structures, built by the people in the Iron Age who lived in Scotland. These unique buildings of dry stone construction once towered across our landscape.
“We’re counting down to the start of the 2022 excavation at Swandro, we’ll be back on site from the 20th June until the 12th August.”
After a pause of two years the archaeology dig at The Cairns, Windwick, South Ronaldsay, is set to happen again!!
To Build a Broch is designed to be read as a book, or broken into pieces to support indoor and outdoor learning. It presents a fresh take on both the interpretation of our ancient past and our contemporary archaeological practice.
“Tankerness House Museum, Kirkwall, has many exceptional ‘finds’ from the Iron Age and Pictish era – one which I particularly like is an object labelled ‘ Egg shaped amulet’ which was found at the Bu of Burray in 1989. “
“Martin Carruthers is The Man With The Plan at The Cairns archaeology dig in Orkney. “
“I had the idea of building a mini-broch in our garden!”
On the evening of Friday 24th September, Hannah Genders Boyd will present the next in the UHI Archaeology Institute’s series of monthly online seminars.
“I consider the experience of grief and bereavement to be one such emotion, even if the ways in which this was processed and navigated varies between individuals and societies.”