Sandwick, Unst

Sandwick, Unst

Excavation and reconstruction Over four seasons of excavation between 2004 and 2007, SCAPE, GUARD, the Adopt-a-Monument Scheme and the Unst community investigated an eroding mound on the beach at Sandwick on Unst – the  northernmost of the Shetland Isles. The...
Bronze Age Bressay! Cruester Burnt Mound, Shetland

Bronze Age Bressay! Cruester Burnt Mound, Shetland

Excavation, reconstruction and interpretation Burnt mounds are common sites around Shetland, often found at the coast. They’re usually large mounds of burnt stones which have been heated and then plunged into water, and are always found near a source of fresh water....
Baile Sear, North Uist

Baile Sear, North Uist

Excavation A hurricane-force storm hit the Western Isles in 2005, and did severe damage to the sandy machair landscape of the exposed west coast. The island of Baile Sear, just off North Uist was particularly hard-hit. Stone structures exposed in the eroding coast...
Channerwick Broch, Shetland

Channerwick Broch, Shetland

Section cleaning, recording and sampling In winter of 2013/14 fierce storms exposed masses of archaeological deposits in the coast edge at Channerwick, Bay, on the South Mainland of Shetland. In summer 2015 Archaeology Shetland cleaned and recorded the massive...
Submerged forest and archaeology in Benbecula

Submerged forest and archaeology in Benbecula

Survey, excavation, sampling Did you know one of the best examples of a submerged forest in Scotland can be found at Lionacleit on the Island of Benbecula? The site was brought to our attention by local residents, and during a glorious week in May 2018, we surveyed,...

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