Braes of Ha'Breck, Wyre, Orkney

Project Details


Excavation and post-excavation

Key findings

Funded by Orkney Islands Council, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Orkney Archaeology Society, LEADER European Funding and individual sponsors.

In 2006, I discovered a prehistoric settlement site during a walkover survey of the island of Wyre. This was then the subject of several seasons of survey and excavation (2007-2013). To date, five Early Orkney dwellings (both timber and stone-built) with associated middens, working areas and a domestic stone quarry have been revealed on the site. Significant numbers of round-based pottery, stone tools, flint, and fifteen polished axe heads have been recovered, which, along with a large volume of carbonised cereals, represents one of the most significant Early Orkney domestic assemblages in Scotland.
Effective start/end date1/05/06 → …

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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