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The Windwick Bay Field Project

Director: Martin Carruthers

This project, directed by Martin Carruthers, seeks to investigate Late Bronze Age and Iron Age landscapes in an area of South Ronaldsay. This has included the survey and excavation of several souterrains and settlements, developing into the ongoing excavations at the Iron Age broch complex known as The Cairns.

Orkney Islands Council largely fund this project, with contributions from Glasgow University, Manchester University, Orkney Archaeological Trust and ORCA and it seeks to explore the relationships of Orcadian souterrains to other built forms of materiality, and to landscape.