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 […]

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