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From stones to bones: studying Scottish coastal change with SCAPE and Dynamic Coast

Eroding coastal heritage sites documented by volunteers through SCHARP are valuable because they are based on field observations so are true records of what is actually happening at the coast. … Continue reading

June 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Mesolithic oaks to Mulberry Harbours – 8,000 years of history along the Solway Firth

One of the joys of coastal archaeology is that it encompasses sites of all types and periods. A recent recording visit to three stretches of the Solway coast with the … Continue reading

May 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Revealing the post-medieval landscape of Higgins Neuk

“What you think you will find is not what you find. That ought to be an axiom in archaeology.” (Ben Okri, FT Magazine October 19, 2018) After decades of research had … Continue reading

October 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Storms reveal a shipwreck burial, a new broch and a wheelhouse in Channerwick, Shetland

We start our story in December 2012, when winter storms exposed a male human skeleton awkwardly squashed into a too small grave at the foot of the coast edge in … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

A broch blog

Brochs are amongst the most spectacular of eroding coastal archaeology, and in the course of SCHARP, we have seen and recorded quite a few of them. Many thousands of these … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 3 Comments

On the coastal campaign trail in Solway

We’ve just had a fantastic few days in the company of ten enthusiastic young volunteers from around Europe, exploring the heritage of the Solway Coast. As part of the YES! … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Loch Paible Week 2

Digging on a beach certainly isn’t easy! Last week, we battled spring tides, which filled our excavation trenches with water twice a day. However, the pattern of tides changes quickly … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · Leave a comment