Retents sorting, w/c 7th December 2015

Retents sorting, w/c 7th December 2015

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Dec 2, 2015

First of all, thank you so much to everyone who came along to Castlehill Heritage Centre a few weeks ago to help Jack and learn about the wet sieving of the soil samples collected during excavations earlier this year. You can see in our blog post here that the initial results look promising. The residues […]

Soil Sample Processing, 16th & 17th November 2015

Soil Sample Processing, 16th & 17th November 2015

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Nov 10, 2015

Castlehill Heritage Centre,  10am to 4.30pm AOC’s environmental specialist Jackaline Robertson will be at Castlehill Heritage Centre later this month, leading the processing of the soil samples that were collected during fieldwork earlier this year. The buckets of soil that were so lovingly collected by our volunteers will be sorting using CHC’s flotation tank. The […]

Evening event, Tuesday 24th November, 7.30pm

Evening event, Tuesday 24th November, 7.30pm

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Oct 26, 2015

In September/October, we carried out excavations at a hut circle at Skaill which had been identified through LiDAR. We believed that it represented the remains of a prehistoric roundhouse, but all was not as it seemed! Burnt mound, roundhouse, or some combination of the two..? Join us in November as AOC’s Graeme Cavers presents the […]

Results lecture: change of date!

Results lecture: change of date!

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Sep 18, 2015

Please note that the lecture planned for Thursday 1st October, reporting on the results of the fieldwork so far, has been postponed! We’ll hold the same evening talk in November instead- date will be confirmed and posted here soon. Thank you!  

Upcoming events: wattle & daub weekend, fieldwork finale and preliminary results

Upcoming events: wattle & daub weekend, fieldwork finale and preliminary results

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Sep 17, 2015

Just a quick post to remind you all about opportunities for involvement in ‘A Window on the Hidden Bronze Age Landscape of Caithness’ in the coming weeks. All of these events are listed on the events page. Wattle & Daub Weekend, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September Wattle and daub was used in the construction of […]

Foodie fun, 15th & 16th August 2015

Foodie fun, 15th & 16th August 2015

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Aug 10, 2015

This weekend, Castlehill Heritage Centre will become a haven for foodie fun! Join Melissa and Romain of the School of Ancient Crafts and find out what our Bronze Age ancestors were eating and drinking, how they were cooking their meals, and what other uses they had for the herbs and plants that grew (and still […]

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 […]