Archaeologists race against time and tide…


One for the Archaeologists…

A reminder that Summer is a busy time for archaeologists in Orkney. There are many sites under investigation – the most famous of course being the Ness of Brodgar. Often the working season is very short. Sometimes the sites have to be protected from Winter rain – for a lot of the year, the Ness site is hidden beneath tarpaulins weighted down with tyres. At the Swandro site, the teams are racing against the sea. They are investigating remains by the water’s edge. Each Winter,  vicious storms threaten to obliterate the evidence. These archaeologists really are racing against time.

To get a taster of the many projects going on around Orkney, click on this link:

Orkney Archaeology

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