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Dun Torcuill (Broch)

North Uist Iron Age site damage investigated by police


Police are investigating a reported unauthorised excavation at an Iron Age site in the Western Isles.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-50374336

South Ronaldsay

Whale bone DNA gives new clues to Iron Age Orkney life


When they first unearthed the container near a broch at South Ronaldsay, archaeologists knew it was a hollowed out whale vertebra.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-50308033

Battle Hill (Cairn(s))

Archaeologists return to Aberdeenshire woodland to dig into region’s prehistory


Archaeologists have returned to an Aberdeenshire woodland to uncover further secrets and shed light on what life was like for north-east peoples thousands of years ago.

More info :

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeenshire/1816669/archaeologists-return-to-aberdeenshire-woodland-to-dig-into-regions-prehistory/

Highland (Mainland)

Orkney link to Pictish man buried in Highland cave


His genetics were found to be most similar to other Iron Age individuals from the Knowe of Skea in Westray in Orkney.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-50095632

Loch Vaa (Crannog)

Cairngorms loch dropped to lowest level in '750 years'


The water level of a Highlands loch likely dropped to its lowest in at least 750 years in May this year, according to archaeologists.

Info about the crannog :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-50067632

Orkney

Plan revealed for a ‘Neolithic Landscapes of the Dead’ chambered tomb trail on Orkney


A £60,000 research project is to be undertaken to create a ‘Neolithic Landscapes of the Dead’ chambered tomb trail in Orkney.

More info :

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/islands/1848067/plan-revealed-for-a-neolithic-landscapes-of-the-dead-chambered-tomb-trail-in-orkney/

Dun Olavat (Stone Fort / Dun)

Artificial islands in Scotland date back to 3700BC, scientists discover


Mysterious man-made islets found in lochs on Scotland’s remote Outer Hebridean islands may be thousands of years older than previously realised, a study has revealed.

More info :

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/scotland-islands-crannogs-neolithic-history-pots-outer-hebrides-a8956006.html

Highland (Mainland)

Stone Age hunter-gather camp found at Berriedale Braes


Work to improve a notorious hairpin bend on the A9 in the Highlands has revealed the site of a hunter-gatherers' camp.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-49495139

Mither Tap (Hillfort)

Pictish occupation of Aberdeenshire hill fort confirmed


Pictish occupation of a fort on a well-known hill in Aberdeenshire has been confirmed by archaeologists.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-49434133

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
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