The tombs project will support islanders to explore and tell the stories of this remarkable group of tombs in the islands
“This collaborative project with SSEN gives us the opportunity to examine an important prehistoric site that would otherwise not have been excavated.”
The archaeologists from ORCA Archaeology discovered sections of wall that were part of the St Magnus Cathedral Close
“The project will help us understand the detailed local events and people that have shaped the culture and heritage of these islands”
The cist was found intact at the proposed Finstown substation site, just below the ground surface
The Kirkwall town improvements have uncovered the remains of Kirkwall’s Castle and kept Orkney’s archaeologists busy over the last few days.Kirkwall’s Castle Coastal erosion at Newark Bay has revealed more of a […]
“The site includes finds from the Pictish through to the Viking period.”
The Orkney News intends to make a documentary film telling the individual stories of those who died, what impact their loss had on their friends and families and why it is important that their sacrifice is remembered today.
Despite the rain and the wind archaeologists from Orkney Centre for Archaeology (ORCA) were scraping and shovelling at the top of Castle Street Kirkwall.
The project aims to take people through the whole archaeological process from finding objects in the field, to mapping, processing finds, and interpreting the results. Participants will produce internationally significant research in the World Heritage area, contribute to the wider understanding of these sites and landscapes through time, and learn new skills.