Professor Jane Downes (left), director of the UHI Archaeology Institute, along with the other winners at Saturday’s Current Archaeology awards in London.
2 UHI Archaeology Institute Projects Shortlisted For Awards
Voting has opened in the 2023 Current Archaeology Awards.
“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.
Orkney = Archaeology
“The site, which was in use from the Norse period until the 19th century, is also the home to a large Norse hall.”
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.”
Cancellation of The Cairns Dig
We’re sorry to announce that, due to unforeseen circumstances, this summer’s excavation at The Cairns has been cancelled.
There’s Runes….And There’s Runes
The next – FREE – on-line seminar, entitled ‘A great show-off: Carving as an expression of self in the runic inscriptions of Maeshowe’ will be on Friday April the 29th, when Dr Karen Langsholt Holmqvist will present her research on medieval runic graffiti.
The Tomb Trailers Are At It Again… Or…The Joys Of Midden!
“The most recent, at the Knap of Howar on Papay Westray, has been particularly interesting as it has given the archaeologists on site an opportunity to view a midden deposit eroding on to the shore.”
Professor Jane Downes: Archaeology, Climate Change and Sustainability: Island Perspectives #COP26
Archaeology, Climate Change and Sustainability: Island Perspectives – will be delivered during the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow
The Young Potter – Outstanding Evidence from Orkney’s Ness of Brodgar Site
The latest prehistoric fingerprints found on fragments of pottery from the Ness of Brodgar belonged to a 13-year-old boy.