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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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