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Dellin inta da past 12.06.09

Dellin inta da past 12.06.09

13/06/2009, by in Features

Excavation at Belmont beginsThe Viking Unst project has come earlier to the islands this year, with the arrival of the Danish team who have been excavating at the Viking longhouse in Belmont this week. Once again the team is led by Anne-Christine Larsen. This will be the last season of excavatio... Read more...

Crawford returns to Papa

Crawford returns to Papa

08/05/2009, by in News

Archaeologist Barbara Crawford from St Andrews University made a return visit to Papa Stour last weekend to oversee further landscaping and inter­pretation at the Biggins site.Last summer saw the successful completion of the partial reconstruction of the 13th century Norse stofa that was offici... Read more...

Old Scatness set to re-open again for summer

Old Scatness set to re-open again for summer

28/04/2009, by in News

Old Scatness Broch and Iron Age Village is to re-open on Sunday with a brand new programme of events for visitors throughout the summer.There will be performances from the Polish company Walhalla Vikings, making their first trip to Shetland, as well as a visit from the well-known duo Keith Pross... Read more...

Trust hosts Viking event

Trust hosts Viking event

10/04/2009, by in News

Shetland Amenity Trust is to hold a conference which will explore Shet­land's place in the Viking world.The event, from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th July, will take place in the Shetland Museum and present the findings of the Viking Unst Pro­ject. Centered on the last three years' excavations ... Read more...

Viking conference to be held in July

Viking conference to be held in July

07/04/2009, by in News

Shetland Amenity Trust is to hold a conference which will explore Shetland's place in the Viking world.The event, from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th July, will take place in the Shetland Museum and present the findings of the Viking Unst Project. Centered on the last three years' excavations and ... Read more...

Dellin inta da past 26.09.08

Dellin inta da past 26.09.08

26/09/2008, by in Features

A NEW archaeological project got under way this month in the secluded location of Gunnister Voe in Northmavine.Natascha Mehler, of the University of Vienna, and Mark Gardiner, of Queen’s University, Belfast, are planning a three-year project to investigate sites associated with the Hanseatic mer... Read more...

Dellin inta da past 01.08.08

Dellin inta da past 01.08.08

01/08/2008, by in Features

Belmont work ends THE VIKING Unst Excavations ended yesterday with the last of the staff leaving Belmont and returning to Denmark today. Anne-Christine Larsen, archaeological curator at the Roskilde Viking Ship Museum, is pleased with her season’s work at Belmont this summer.“I am very happy w... Read more...

Dellin inta da past 25.07.08

Dellin inta da past 25.07.08

25/07/2008, by in Features

by Val TurnerTHE PAST five weeks have flown by and on Monday the Bradford University team of archaeologists who were digging at the Viking longhouse sites of Hamar and Underhoull completed their work and left.Peat story The discovery last year of peat covering part of the longhouse site at Under... Read more...

Dellin inta da past 18.07.08

Dellin inta da past 18.07.08

18/07/2008, by in Features

BY Val TurnerSUPRISES always happen as time begins to run out for archaeological excavations. As the Viking longhouse excavations at Underhoull and Hamar draw towards their last few days, they have proved to be no exception to this rule.Hamar pit houseThis week the archaeologists working at Ha... Read more...

Dellin inta da past 11.07.08

Dellin inta da past 11.07.08

11/07/2008, by in Features

BY Val TurnerBusy at UnstWORK is now proceeding apace with the excavation of the three Viking longhouses currently being excavated in Unst.At the longhouse at Hamar, the remnants of a later room which was built over the top end of the longhouse has been removed and the team is coming down onto... Read more...

Dellin inta da past 04.07.08

Dellin inta da past 04.07.08

04/07/2008, by in Features

BY Val TurnerDanish team arrivesWITH excavations at the Viking longhouse sites of Hamar and Underhoull now in full swing, the third excavation of the Viking Unst project began this week with the arrival of the Danish team from Roskilde Viking Ship Museum and Copenhagen University.This longhous... Read more...

Dellin inta da past 27.06.08

Dellin inta da past 27.06.08

27/06/2008, by in Features

Jigsaws in BressayTHE BRESSAY History Group’s project to excavate and relocate the burnt mound at Cruester to the Bressay Heritage Centre took another step forward this week. The first stones have now been moved to their new location. Each stone has been numbered and photographed in its positi... Read more...