Location: Orkney, Scotland
Dates: 9th to 22nd July 2018
Training / Experience: Attendees should be familiar with the basic techniques of archaeological excavation and recording, including those who have attended one of our Taster Weekends.
University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology InstituteName:
Orkney College UHI, East Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1LXEmail: [email protected]Telephone:
01856 569 225Web: www.archaeologyorkney.com
Skaill Farm, Rousay, Orkney [Photo Caption: UHI Archaeology Institute]
The work at Skaill aims to explore a slice of the remarkable deep time represented along the west shore; from the Neolithic, Iron Age, Pictish, Viking and Norse periods to the 19th century clearances. This season we are investigating the Viking / Norse farm mound below the 18th
century farmstead. Visitors welcome! Why not visit the coastally eroding site at Swandro as well, which is a further 10 min walk along the coast from Skaill.
The site opens at 9.30am each morning and closes at around 4.30pm.
Access to the site involves a walk down a steep hill from the car park for Mid Howe Broch and left (south) along the shoreline (15 min walk). The ground is uneven and the path is a little overgrown in places. Please do not access from Westness Farm.
Archaeologists will be working on site during the week. The Open Day will be on the final weekend 21st-22nd July 2018.
This site also takes volunteers who email in advance to take part.
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