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...
Loch Paible dig, North Uist

Loch Paible dig, North Uist

Community evaluation   For some years local residents have been finding and reporting worked bone, pottery and wooden objects eroding out of a peat layer at the mouth of Loch Paible. These stray finds were associated with the possible remains of stone buildings...
Eyemouth Fort

Eyemouth Fort

Survey, research and interpretation It is hard to believe now, but the lumps and bumps on the promontory at Eyemouth are the remains of a monumental fort built by the English in the 1540s and taken over and extended by the French in the 1550s. Eyemouth Fort played a...
From Scotland to Tanzania

From Scotland to Tanzania

Tropical temperatures, mangroves and coral reefs: at first glance, it might be hard to see similarities between the shores of Scotland and the Indian Ocean coastline. However, our recent trip to the island of Kilwa Kisiwani, on Tanzania’s southeast coast with a team...

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