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....
Meur Burnt Mound, Sanday

Meur Burnt Mound, Sanday

Community excavation and reconstruction The burnt mound at Meur, on Sanday, Orkney, was first noticed after a severe storm in 2005 exposed a stone cist-like box. It was first thought it was a burial so a team of archaeologists was sent in to investigate.  The...

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