On Friday June 30th the archaeological dig at The Cairns in South Ronaldsay held an Open Day, giving the public a valuable opportunity to view the current work and to hear about the discoveries that have been made to date.
“From this and other analogous phenomena observed in connection with the prehistoric remains found in these islands, the folk mind has deduced the conclusion that the Picts were a race of dwarfs. “
A short walk back in time.
“It’s remarkable to be able to reach back and solve a problem” The Cairns Broch Continues To Answer & Raise Questions
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. “