Buchan Lecture - People and Water in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney

When & Where

Thursday, 23 November 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Main Auditorium, Ayr Town Hall, Sandgate, Ayr, KA7 1LU

Event Details

Caroline Wickham-Jones will give a talk on this subject.

Caroline is a lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Aberdeen, and has directed excavations on early sites on Orkney, as well as on Rum and Skye and on the mainland at Applecross and Fife. She is particularly interested in the relationship between people in the past and the natural world, and in the origins of the first peoples to inhabit Scotland.

Caroline’s passion for Orkney began when, as a student, she joined the excavations of the legendary site of Skara Brae. Caroline lives on Orkney, where she is currently working on a multi-disciplinary project bringing together different scientific techniques to analyse the impact of changing sea-levels on prehistoric Orkney.

Caroline was also involved in the recent TV series on Orkney led by Neil Oliver.


Ian Holland
07840 731110



Event Location

Main Auditorium
Ayr Town Hall


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