Visiting Research Fellow
On Friday 14 January 2022, we were deeply saddened to hear about the death of well-known Orkney based archaeologist Caroline Wickham-Jones, who was also an INS visiting fellow. Caroline has through her research created a wealth of new knowledge and her many publications have left a highly important legacy for the future. In the last few years Caroline was working on two major projects – one examined the way in which the landscape of Orkney has changed over the millennia, especially as a result of past sea-level rise, and the second examined exciting new evidence that pushes the settlement of Scotland back into the Palaeolithic, four or five thousand years earlier than previously thought.
If you would like to immerse yourself in Caroline’s knowledge, we recommend her website www.mesolithic.co.uk which contains a wealth of information on her publications and research interests. We would also like to recommend Caroline’s lecture in the INS seminar series, recorded in May 2020, during the first Covid lockdown Nowhere else I’d rather be, a personal view of the archaeology of Orkney. We will miss Caroline as a fantastic colleague and friend, whose enthusiasm for her subject matter as well as her kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity were unbounded.