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.
Archaeology Results Published Online
In a recent visitor survey 53% of respondents said they chose Orkney as a destination because of the archaeology it has
“This is an important marine archaeology project surveying what remains of the German High Seas Fleet warships that were salvaged from Scapa Flow in the inter war period.”
The location of this little ship was not known – until last month when the Shiptime Maritime Archaeology Project pinpointed the shipwreck on multibeam sonar, 300 metres from the main wreck site
The excavations currently taking place in Palace Village Birsay are revealing substantial walls beneath modern day paths and gardens.
Eighty nine crew were aboard HMS Pheasant when she was lost. Only one body was recovered
“Today the remains of these ships and their associated salvage lie on the seabed, continuing to tell the story of the High Seas Fleet in Scapa Flow”