The next OAS event is a talk entitled ‘Time Please’ by Peter Marshall of English Heritage and the ‘Times of their Lives project: tightening the dating of the European Neolithic’
The talk will be on Wednesday 5th February at 7.30 pm in the Lecture Theatre at Orkney College.
Once again the OAS intends to conduct field-walking events this spring (ploughing permitting) in conjunction with the Post Graduate and Undergraduate students at Orkney College UHI. Further details of likely dates and locations will follow soon. If you are an OAS member and would like to register an interest in participating please use the Contact page to let us know your Name, Email Address and a contact telephone number, and whether you have participated in field-walking previously. We would invite those who registered last year to re-register this year in case your contact preferences have changed.
The OAS now has a Facebook page. You can find us here: https://www.facebook.com/OrkneyArchaeologySociety
OAS have been allocated the Blue Door charity shop in Victoria St. Kirkwall from the 17th - 22nd March - volunteers needed & also lots of good things to sell. Start clearing out your cupboards now. Popular items are clothes (in good condition) & household items but anything welcome! We also need volunteers to help in the shop. If you can spare a few hours of your time send us an email through the CONTACT page.
The 2014 excavations on the Ness of Brodgar will start on July 14, and run until August 22.
Site tours will commence on July 16, two days after excavations resume, and continue until August 20.
As in previous years, the daily illustrated online excavation diary will be hosted on orkneyjar.com.
In the light of the very poor weather forecast for tomorrow, 5th December 2013, the OAS committee has decided with regret to cancel the scheduled OAS Event. We will attempt to re-arrange the event for an alternative date