The excavation at the Iron Age site at The Cairns, South Ronaldsay, is the subject of the next talk hosted by the Orkney Archaeology Society.
Originally from Liverpool, then the USA, Gary now lives in Kirkwall and is an archaeology student based at Orkney College UHI.
“Beads!!!!! The Cairns excavation is showing just how much our Iron Age ancestors liked ornament, either for themselves, or their living space………”
“From an interesting hummock in the land, this site has emerged and risen, year by year, structure by structure, layer by layer.”
The Extraordinary Closure of the Cairns Broch
“This research helps us to recognise the significant role that the treatment of the fin whale had in the dramatic procedures of deliberately ending of the monumental broch.” – Martin Carruthers
“I know – we’re all looking forward to Christmas, but, let’s look forward a bit farther ahead, to the summer, and the digging season on Orkney.”
Some very large whale species were sourced for tools, vessels and equipment during the Iron Age.
Our Dancing Floor is covered/The Well of Wishes – sealed.
“an exceptional glass bead was found when Mine Howe was excavated.”