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Explore the LiDAR data from the comfort of your own home!

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Jun 26, 2015

While there are many opportunities to work with the LiDAR data during the course of this project, it is freely accessible to all from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer with Google Earth installed. Head on over to the LiDAR page; here you will find a free download to […]

Fairy rings at Shebster

Fairy rings at Shebster

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Jun 26, 2015

Despite the awful weather forecast, we enjoyed a great day exploring hut circles to the west of Hill of Shebster, including a row of four potential hut circles that were identified in the LiDAR data. What we found was three fabulous hut circles, all totally unique, and one area that had previously housed a cattle […]

A funerary landscape..?

A funerary landscape..?

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Jun 25, 2015

We had a very productive day today! We were working in an area close to Broubster Village, a post-medieval settlement that was abandoned in the early 1950s. However, our focus was of course on the prehistoric traces in the landscape. The area was known to feature numerous hut circles and burial cairns, and we recorded […]

Picking apart the prehistoric from the post-medieval

Picking apart the prehistoric from the post-medieval

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Jun 24, 2015

We were back out at Broubster today, an area with significant post-medieval settlement remains as well as lots of prehistoric features. A ‘busy’ landscape like this is all the more difficult to pick apart and understand, as we have to try to work out which features are ancient and which less so! We recorded a […]

Off to a flying start!

Off to a flying start!

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Jun 23, 2015

The summer school has officially begun! We spent yesterday at Castlehill Heritage Centre, with participants learning how to search for new archaeological sites using the LiDAR data, and how to search for site records using Canmore, relating it back to the LiDAR data. Participants also learned how to use the LiDAR data with mapping software […]

And so it begins…

And so it begins…

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Jun 8, 2015

It gives us great pleasure to declare the project officially open begun! What a busy weekend it has been at Castlehill Heritage Centre. On Thursday night we formally launched the project with an evening lecture. Castletown Heritage Society (CHS) Vice Chairman Neil Buchan opened proceedings by introducing the background to the project and its aims. […]

Launch event, Thursday 4th June, 7.30pm

Launch event, Thursday 4th June, 7.30pm

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May 18, 2015

Do join us for the launch event, which will take place at Castlehill Heritage Centre on Thursday 4th of June at 7.30pm. AOC‘s Graeme Cavers and Charlotte Douglas will present the research and training aims of the project and details of how you can be involved. Hope to see you there!

Try Your Hand at Prehistoric Pottery

Try Your Hand at Prehistoric Pottery

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May 18, 2015

Have you always fancied yourself as a potter, but never had the chance to have a go? On Saturday 25th of July, Graham Taylor of Potted History will deliver a prehistoric pottery workshop during which participants will make the necessary tools and create replica Bronze Age vessels. As with all project events, this workshop is free and open […]

Living History with Ancientcraft

Living History with Ancientcraft

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May 18, 2015

On Saturday 6th June, Castlehill Heritage Centre will be travelling back in time. Join Ancientcraft as they recreate the Bronze Age, complete with a prehistoric dwelling, genuine and replica artefacts and crafts demonstrations. Ancientcraft will be at the Heritage Centre all day, so do some along and catch a glimpse of the past any time […]

Posts coming soon!

Posts coming soon!

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May 15, 2015

The news page will be used to share project progress and as well as giving details of upcoming events. In the meantime, you can make sure you don’t miss anything by subscribing to receive news and blog posts direct to your inbox – just use the ‘subscribe’ button in the sidebar to the right. We won’t pass […]

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