Category Fieldwork

SERF Digital: Gearing up for Going Online

UPDATE: The app is now online and you can explore it via the links on this page! Last week Tessa and I headed through to Edinburgh to give a talk about our work on the Serf Digital project at Historic Environment Scotland (who very kindly supported the initial pilot project and we’re excited to say have granted […]

Green Screens, Hillforts and Drawing with a Pencil

Since I finished my PhD and started to work freelance full-time back in the summer I’ve worked on quite a mix of jobs though for obvious reasons I’m not always able to share the production process or final outputs online right away, if at all. However, I’m still a keen blogger and this month as it happens there […]

Coprolites, Midges and Gale-Force Winds – Digging the Dream!

Now, don’t let the title of this blog post fool you because my return to the Links of Noltland for three weeks of digging last month were an absolute blast! I’d meant to write a post about the dig much sooner than this but unfortunately a combination of hardly having been in Glasgow since my […]

Back to Westray…Then Back Again

Just returning from another fantastic week of fieldwork with the visualisation team (aka the usual suspects Aaron and Kieran). We were back up on Westray continuing to compile a visual and audio record of the Links of Noltland site and ongoing excavations (our work is kindly grant supported by Historic Scotland). Kieran took the reigns this […]

Return to the Links of Noltland: Fieldwork Diary Vol II

Back at my desk in Glasgow after another fantastic week up in Orkney working at the Links of Noltland on Westray with usual suspects Kieran and Aaron as well as musician and sound-man extraordinare John Was . This was our second trip up North this summer (you can read about our first trip in an earlier post) […]

A Fieldwork Photo-Diary from the Links of Noltland and Beyond…

Back at my desk again after a fantastic week up in Orkney with Aaron and Kieran, this time doing some fieldwork over at Links of Noltland on Westray, work which has been kindly grant supported by Historic Scotland. I won’t be writing too much about this project just yet as we’re still very much in […]

Taking to the Skies – Cumbrian Archaeology from the Air

As an undergrad I once heard a lecturer describe the pursuit of aerial photography as being “the most fun a person could have with their trousers on”. Once I’d recovered from the mental pictures conjured by that unfortunate analogy, I’d always fancied having a go myself. As luck would have it my friend Kieran Baxter offered me a spare seat […]