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16 May 2017Interested in archaeological survey?

The Archaeology Institute are running another Archaeological Building Survey workshop in Kirkwall next week on  Fri 19th and Sat 20th May (10am – 3pm): courtyard to rear of 10-12 Victoria Street

This continues on from their work at Parliament Square in April and the town centre excavations, surveys and gardens digs last year in the Kirkwall THI Archaeology Programme. There will be basic training in building survey techniques, hands on mapping, photography and a trip to the archives.

They will be working in the court yard to the rear of Finns former shop (10-12 Victoria Street), opposite RBS bank. Access is through the gate to the right of Spence’s Newsagents. The day will include training in scale drawing, photography, written records and how to look at buildings archaeologically. The building contains large amounts of reused medieval stone.


They will also be recording the Old Castle on Main Street the following weekend (26-27 May, with some laser scanning the day after on the 28th)

Contact studyarchaeology@uhi.ac.uk  to book a place.

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