“The site, which was in use from the Norse period until the 19th century, is also the home to a large Norse hall.”
“The Cairns is so very important archeologically.”
We’re sorry to announce that, due to unforeseen circumstances, this summer’s excavation at The Cairns has been cancelled.
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 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.”
Archaeology, Climate Change and Sustainability: Island Perspectives – will be delivered during the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow
The latest prehistoric fingerprints found on fragments of pottery from the Ness of Brodgar belonged to a 13-year-old boy.
The talks, hosted by Community Archaeology Westray, begin at 7.30pm on Thursday, September 30, in the Graand Owld Byre, Westray.
On the evening of Friday 24th September, Hannah Genders Boyd will present the next in the UHI Archaeology Institute’s series of monthly online seminars.
“I hadn’t seen this piece of writing before, and have wondered, wondered and wondered about souterrains”