The following list of Orkney 2014 archaeological excavations will be updated as the OAS is made aware of confirmed plans by the excavation directors.
More details of each will be published as they become available:
The Cairns: Iron Age broch/ Pictish/Viking settlement, Martin Carruthers director (Orkney College UHI) 16th of June until the 11th of July, open day on Friday the 4th of July from 11am to 3.30pm.
Smerquoy: early Neolithic houses director Colin Richards Manchester University from around June 23rd – July 12th
Rousay: Swandro 'new' Neolithic tomb; Iron Age & Viking settlement Steve Dockrill and Julie Bond Bradford University 16th June to 25th July
Rousay: Sourin valley, and Quandale geophysical, topographic and environmental survey Ingrid Mainland, Jane Downes, Scott Timpany Orkney College UHI, Mark Edmonds York University from around 23rd June – 11th July
Hoy survey Dan Lee ORCA UHI 16 – 20th June
Links of Noltland, WestrayNeolithic and Bronze Age houses and burials Historic Scotland/EASE (G Wilson & H Moore) now until September 2014
Ness of Brodgar 2014 ORCAThe 2014 excavations on the Ness of Brodgar will start on July 14th until August 22nd. Free site tours at 11am, 1pm & 3pm from the 16th of July 16th until the 20th of August. The daily illustrated online excavation diary will be hosted courtesy of Sigurd Towrie on Orkneyjar.
Meur, Sanday: Community led project supported by SCAPE, moving Bronze Age burnt mound from coast inland dates – July TBC