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Cairns O' The Bu (Broch) — News

Archaeologists Find 2,000-Year-Old Wooden Bowl, plus hair

The Iron Age artifacts were sealed in a subterranean chamber of the Cairns Broch, a tower-like stone structure.
uring the Iron Age, the Cairns Broch—a tower-like stone building of monumental proportions—dominated the landscape of Windwick Bay, a rocky cove in the Scottish archipelago of Orkney. Equal parts house, fort and status symbol, the broch stood at the center of an ancient settlement until some point between the later 1st and mid-2nd century A.D., when it was sealed and subsequently abandoned.

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moss Posted by moss
23rd July 2018ce

Loch of Clumly (Broch) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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1st June 2018ce

Ness of Brodgar (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — News

Ness of Brodgar crowdfunding campaign is launched.

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help fund this year’s excavation and post-excavation at the Ness of Brodgar archaeological site.

On July 2, archaeologists and volunteers will return to the Neolithic complex after ten months of careful planning and research.

But with the costs of the annual excavation and subsequent post-excavation work increasing as more needs to be done, the trust behind the dig is looking to online crowdfunding to help meet those costs, and is asking if £25,000 of those costs can be raised by public support.

Funds will not only go towards mounting post-excavation analysis of finds but will help with scaffolding platform hire, specialists, tour guides and transport as well as equipment for the annual excavation – from plastic bags to safety equipment.

Plans for 2018 include the further investigation of an enigmatic structure on the outskirts of the site – possibly a chambered tomb – as well as extending existing trenches to look at earlier buildings and, hopefully, find more evidence of the massive stone wall that once surrounded the complex.
Ravenfeather Posted by Ravenfeather
11th May 2018ce

Rousay — News

Archaeologists search for answers in 'Egypt of the North'

A TEAM of international archaeologists hope to answer questions remaining about an Orkney island known as "the Egypt of the north".

The experts have started the largest geophysics survey to date on Rousay, a hilly island off Orkney Mainland.....................
moss Posted by moss
24th April 2018ce

Mine Howe (Burial Chamber) — Images

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21st April 2018ce

The Dwarfie Stane (Chambered Tomb) — Images

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21st April 2018ce

Grain Souterrain — Images

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21st April 2018ce

Tomb of the Eagles (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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21st April 2018ce
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