Video – Sunshine over Trench J

After a week of wet and windy weather, great progress was made in Trench J, and across the entire site, under bright sunshine today.

Dig Diary – Friday, July 5, 2019

Day Five Rain rain go away… Modern archaeology interacts with many other disciplines and our colleagues at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute are developing an international reputation for their work linking evidence for climate change in the past with strategies for coping with its modern equivalent. …

Dig Diary – Thursday, July 4, 2019

Day Four Beaten by the weather Orkney’s weather is unpredictable to say the least but even hardened Orcadians were dismayed at the summer-time (allegedly!) conditions unleashed upon us today. It rained. And rained, and rained and rained. Then it rained some more. It’s still raining. The continuous sheets of precipitation …

Video – Digging cancelled due to weather

Day Four of the 2019 season. The weather hasn’t been kind to us at all so far this year, but was so bad today that all digging operations had to be cancelled.

Video – Uncovering Trench P

Day Two of the 2019 excavation season and work continues removing the protective covers from the Neolithic structures in Trench P.