Category Fieldwork

How Did You Live? Writing a Song for Nunalleq

Another update on the material coming together for Nunalleq: Stories from the Village of Our Ancestors – the interactive educational computer program we’ve been working on which is due for release in early 2019… Part of my work during the 2018 field season was to begin recording stories, insights and local knowledge as sound bites […]

Nunalleq: Stories from the Village of our Ancestors — Nunalleq 2018

Hi folks, Alice here checking in for my much overdue blog post this season (sorry Charlotta!). For the past year and a half I’ve been working on developing an educational resource for the site aimed at elementary schoolkids to share the story of the Nunalleq Archaeology Project. It runs like a computer program so when […] […]

Reconstructing Kildalton Chapel: a project with Archaeovision and Islay Heritage

Back in Springtime this year Kieran and I made the trip over to Islay on the west coast of Scotland to conduct a site visit and photogrammetry survey of Kildalton Chapel on behalf of Archaeovision, themselves commissioned by Islay Heritage. Archaeovision were tasked with producing an interactive virtual model of the site representing it both […]

Adventures in Alaska

Last week I returned home after spending just shy of a month working in Quinhagak, Alaska excavating a pre-contact Yup’ik sod house at Nunalleq. I’d known about this dig for a number of years, after Dr Gordon Noble (head of archaeology at Aberdeen Uni) snuck me down to the storeroom to have a peek at […]

Revisiting Rhynie

This year has all been a bit mad working between the university in Dundee and keeping up the freelance heritage work at the same time. So inevitably sharing all the work I’ve been doing has been the last thing on my mind when I have a spare minute and I’ve been mostly spending any down […]

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) […]