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Sanday — News

Neolithic dig unearths 19th Century whale pits


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-41109126/neolithic-dig-unearths-19th-century-whale-pits
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
1st September 2017ce

Early Neolithic houses at Cata Sands


found during present excavations https://archaeologyorkney.com/2017/08/28/amazing-finds-at-cata-sand-early-neolithic-houses-and-19th-century-whales/
wideford Posted by wideford
28th August 2017ce

Rousay — News

Orkney archaeological dig is a battle between time and tide.


AN archaeological investigation of an eroding mound on the island of Rousay in Orkney dig is revealing extensive settlement.

But there is a battle against time to find the whole truth hidden under the ground at Swandro as the sea continues to eat away at the land.

The dig is being led by the University of a Bradford and Orkney College UHI, and the ancient settlement was discovered by Dr Julie Bond in 2010.

She had spotted a few odd stones only just visible among the pebbles. Since then, the excavation has been changing the understanding of this site.

The tops of stones partly buried by the boulder beach turned out to be set uprights forming part of a prehistoric building around the high tide mark.

Although the tops of the stones are worn and battered by the sea, the beach has partly protected the deposits. Animal bone and pottery were recovered, finds suggesting an Iron Age context.

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http://www.scotsman.com/regions/inverness-highlands-islands/orkney-archaeological-dig-is-a-battle-between-time-and-tide-1-4514267
moss Posted by moss
31st July 2017ce

Scockness (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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29th July 2017ce
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