Analysis of a woman’s jawbone deposited outside The Cairns Broch, Orkney, around AD200 has shown that seafood was major part of her diet.
If You’d Like To Support The Dig At The Cairns….Even Though It Isn’t Happening….For Now!
“The Cairns is so very important archeologically.”
The Orkney Exhibitions Season Has Started!
“The ‘new’ Pictish Stone can connect with the collection of Pictish Stones permanently on display in the Museum”
The Dates For The Cairns!!!
After a pause of two years the archaeology dig at The Cairns, Windwick, South Ronaldsay, is set to happen again!!
Whales – Ancient & Modern
“Martin Carruthers is The Man With The Plan at The Cairns archaeology dig in Orkney. “
THE CAIRNS DIG IS HAPPENING THIS SUMMER!!!
” I decided that the best idea would be to simply remind folk of developments so far at The Cairns.”
When A Broch Becomes A Ting
“Some of the mounds produced by Iron Age Brochs provided conveniently elevated sites for these gatherings of the Norsemen, and became Tings.”
The Gnarly Old Question Of Souterrains
“I hadn’t seen this piece of writing before, and have wondered, wondered and wondered about souterrains”
Thoughts On Structures Being More Than What The Eye Can See
” examples of the varied forms of re-use of structures and the materials they were made from.”
The Life And Times Of The Cairns
It is a period of stability and change, explained Martin Carruthers, it is generational with its rhythms and routines.