With the 2015 excavations on the Ness of Brodgar due to kick off next week, a call has gone out to youngsters who want to try their hand at archaeology.
Digging up the Past is aimed at young people, aged between 12 and 16, giving them hands-on experience of an archaeological dig, with workshops on excavation techniques and the chance to dig with the professionals.
The events take place on Tuesdays — July 14, 21 and 28, and August 4 and 11 — with the following timetable.
|9.30 – 9.50||Intro, health and safety, tour (Helen & All)||Intro, H&S, tour|
(Helen & All)
|9.50 – 10.10||Excavation intro|
|Visit a House|
|10.10 – 10.30||Visit a House|
|10.30 – 10.45||Break||Break|
|10.45 – 11.10||Walkover|
|11.10 – 11.35||Guest workshop|
|11.35 – 12.00||Excavation|
|12.00 – 12.25||Finds|
|12.25 – 12.30||Feedback||Feedback|
The guest workshops, with the experts on site, are:
- July 14: Flint — Hugo Anderson-Wymark
- July 21: Bones — Ingrid Mainland
- July 28: Geophysics — Tom Desalle
- August 4: Stones/painting — Chris Gee
- August 11: Pottery — Roy Towers
Because spaces are limited, booking is essential. For more details contact Sandra and Elaine, the Historic Scotland Rangers, on (01856) 841732 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.