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.”
“In the midst of great change they still need the security and comfort on calling on tradition.” Martin Carruthers Archaeology Institute Orkney College UHI
In a recent visitor survey 53% of respondents said they chose Orkney as a destination because of the archaeology it has
“Perhaps archaeologists have been guilty of overplaying the scarcity of wood in Scotland’s Northern Isles.”
Some of the jewellery produced was of extremely high quality