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Orkney

Orkney world heritage sites threatened by climate change


The world heritage status of Orkney's archaeological treasures is threatened by climate change, a report has warned.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48840948

Dillyminnen (Promontory Fort)

Bones and wall uncovered at clifftop fort in Aberdeenshire


The first modern archaeological excavation of an ancient clifftop fort in Aberdeenshire has begun.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-48853061

Scotland (Country)

Scotland's crannogs are older than Stonehenge


Archaeologists have discovered that some Scottish crannogs are thousands of years older than previously thought.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-48625734

Orkney

Climate change tests on Orkney's Neolithic sites


International scientists are meeting in Orkney to develop a system for assessing the risks to world heritage sites posed by climate change.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48028191

Scotland (Country)

Artists draw on Scotland's Neolithic past


Artists have drawn on Scotland's Neolithic past to create a series of new illustrations.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-47893306

Highland (Mainland)

Trust buys Torridon's Ben Shieldaig and its ancient wood


A conservation charity has bought a west Highlands hill and its area of ancient Caledonian pinewood and native birchwood.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-47652813

Skara Brae (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork)

Skara Brae women archaeologists who were written out of history


An "excavation" on social media has provided names for four women shown in pictures of a dig in Orkney.

More Info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-47639736

Aden Country Park (Megalithic Cemetery)

Dig planned at rare 'Neolithic mortuary' in Aberdeenshire


Archaeologists hope to carry out a fresh dig at what they believe could be the site of a 5,500-year-old "mortuary" in Aberdeenshire.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-47626652

Scotland (Country)

Dig at one of Scotland's largest hunter-gatherer site


Archaeologists have carried out a dig at one of Scotland's biggest and most significant hunter-gatherer sites.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-47386160

North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist

'Incredibly rare' find in Western Isles prehistoric forest


Archaeologists have found evidence of early human activity at a submerged prehistoric forest in the Western Isles.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-46890793

Highland (Mainland)

Bid to build replica Iron Age tower in Caithness


An archaeological charity is pushing ahead with an ambitious plan to construct a full-size replica of an Iron Age broch.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-46757696

Cairns O' The Bu (Broch)

Ancient repairs revealed on Orkney's oldest wooden bowl


Conservation work on an Iron Age bowl found in Orkney has revealed careful 2,000-year-old repairs to it.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-46124211

First glimpse of “perfect” 2,000-year-old bowl.


A remarkable, perfectly preserved 2,000-year-old wooden bowl unearthed from a well on Orkney can be seen for the first time.

Read more at: https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/first-glimpse-of-perfect-2-000-year-old-bowl-found-on-orkney-1-4825431

Highland (Mainland)

Tools discarded 6,000 years ago found near Muir of Ord


A harpoon or spear along with axes made by hunter-gatherers in the Highlands 6,000 years ago have been found.

The tools made from red deer antlers were uncovered at a Mesolithic site at Tarradale near Muir of Ord.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-45963734

Dun Deardail (Stone Fort / Dun)

Ancient hillfort Dun Deardail recreated in Lego


A 2,500-year-old Scottish hillfort has been recreated in Lego.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-45420493

Orkney

Archaeologists marvel at Neolithic axe finds in Orkney


A large number of stone axes are among more than 30,000 pieces of pottery, bones and tools found so far at a 5,000-year-old site in Orkney.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-45113734

Experts ask if there was a tsunami in ancient Orkney


A new academic paper has suggested it is possible neolithic mass burials in Orkney and Shetland contain the bodies of tsunami victims

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-45035429

Highland (Mainland)

Further evidence of Bronze Age cemetery at Drumnadrochit


Archaeologists have uncovered a Bronze Age burial cist close to where two of the stone slab-built graves were previously found.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-44847198

Scotland (Country)

Warm weather reveals previously unknown archaeology


Archaeologists say recent dry weather has given them the best chance since 1976 to detect new sites from the air.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-44812713

Climate change risk to 28 historic sites in Scotland


Landmark Scottish castles and chapels are among 28 historic sites at "very high risk" from climate change, according to a new report.

A further 160 properties were found to be at "high risk" from flooding, coastal erosion and slope instability.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-42687874

Including some prehistoric sites in Shetland and Orkney.
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