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.
“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.
“The Cairns is so very important archeologically.”
“The ‘new’ Pictish Stone can connect with the collection of Pictish Stones permanently on display in the Museum”
After a pause of two years the archaeology dig at The Cairns, Windwick, South Ronaldsay, is set to happen again!!
“Martin Carruthers is The Man With The Plan at The Cairns archaeology dig in Orkney. “
” I decided that the best idea would be to simply remind folk of developments so far at The Cairns.”
“Some of the mounds produced by Iron Age Brochs provided conveniently elevated sites for these gatherings of the Norsemen, and became Tings.”
“I hadn’t seen this piece of writing before, and have wondered, wondered and wondered about souterrains”
” examples of the varied forms of re-use of structures and the materials they were made from.”