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Rescue Archaeology at the Coastal Site of Swandro, Orkney

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By Laurie Milne in the group AU Anthropology Interest Group July 23, 2018 - 9:12am

Rising sea levels are eroding coastal habitats worldwide, and in the process revealing new  archaeological sites that will eventually be destroyed as sea levels inexorably   rise.  Over the past few years and hopefully continuing in future summers, archaeologists have been excavating the coastal site of Swandro, Orkney where a circular Neolithic tomb and later Iron Age and Norse remains are the focus.   While Neolithic tombs are not uncommon in Orkney  the Swandro tomb is the first to be excavated in modern times and the first where  a diversity of archaeological techniques are being employed.    

 

 

https://mailchi.mp/58bb381258de/2018-dig-progress-report?e=cdcad92a6e

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AU Anthropology Interest Group

AU Anthropology Interest Group

A group for those interested in socio-cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology