Medieval Settlement in Orkney

Activity: Talk / Presentation / Podcast / WebinarInvited talk


A multi-scalar presentation of settlement patterns identifiable through multi-disciplinary analysis of Orkney ladnscapes revealing aspects of island life in the later middle ages. A landscape approach discussing units of settlement and their basis; later administrative units that re-shaped communities;
the forms of houses people were living in and the impact of christian practice on identity and community.
Period17 Jun 2022
Event titleThe material experiences of 'Peasant' life in medeival Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England (c.1200-1600)
Event typeWorkshop
LocationCardiff, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • historical archaeology
  • landscape archaeology
  • place-names Orkney
  • Medieval
  • Religion
  • settlement