Category Fieldwork

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) […]