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Excavations at Jarlshof, Shetland.

John Robertson Campbell Hamilton

Excavations at Jarlshof, Shetland.

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Published by H.M. Stationery Off. in Edinburgh .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Jarlshof, Scot.
    • Subjects:
    • Jarlshof, Scot.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 218-220.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA890.J3 H27
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 227 p.
      Number of Pages227
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6234224M
      LC Control Number57037073
      OCLC/WorldCa1635714

        27 New excavations by Christopher Morris are now in train on this site. The old excavations are summarized most recently in Cruden, S., ‘Excavations at Birsay, Orkney’, The Fourth Viking Congress, ed. Small, A. (Aberdeen, ), pp. 22 –   Buy An Outline of Shetland Archaeology 2nd Revised edition by Stewart, John (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low 4/5(1). Our tour of Shetland’s south Mainland will take in scenic beaches, archaeology, wildlife, knitwear and local history. We will take in several sites of historic interest including views of Mousa Broch - the finest example of an Iron age broch in existence and a guided tour of Jarlshof, a fascinating prehistoric archaeological site featuring settlements from periods ranging from the Neolithic. Jarlshof: A Walk Through The Past Paperback – January 1, out of 5 stars Shetland's "Jarlshof" Site. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on Aug Verified Purchase. Book was very informative and made the Jarlsfof site easier to understand. Read s: 1.


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Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: Excavations at Jarlshof Authors / Contributors: John Robertson Campbell Hamilton. Find more information about: ISBN: enlarge Jarlshof Landowner John Bruce initially investigated the site between and Over the next 50 years Jarlshof attracted the attention of some of the most eminent archaeologists of the early 20th century, including Dr A.E.

Curle, Professor V.G. Childe, Dr J.S. Richardson and finally J.R.C. Excavations at Jarlshof Hamilton, who published the excavation results in The Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse settlements in Shetland are one of the most important and inspirational archaeological sites in Scotland.

In light of updated Scottish Government advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID), we have taken the decision to close public access to our staffed properties and offices until further on: Sumburgh, Shetland, ZE3 9JN.

Jarlshof (/ ˈ j ɑː r l z h ɒ Shetland. book / YARLZ-hof) is the best known prehistoric archaeological site in Shetland, lies in Sumburgh, Mainland, Shetland and has been described as "one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles".

It contains remains dating from BC up to the 17th century AD. The Bronze Age settlers left evidence of Coordinates: 59°52′08″N 1°17′34″W. Attractions near Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement: ( mi) St Ninian's Isle ( mi) The Shetland Pony Experience ( mi) Scalloway Museum ( mi) Roundabout Shetland ( mi) Shetland Museum and Archives; View all attractions near Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement on Tripadvisor/5().

Jarlshof is one of several important archaeological sites in southern Shetland. Nearby, recent excavations at Old Scatness have revealed a complex Shetland. book and a wealth of information; and a few miles farther north, the Broch of Mousa is the best-preserved structure of its type anywhere.

At the bottom of the mainland of Shetland is a site called Jarlshof, and it’s year-old history visible in the present day. It can’t be missed in the top things to do in the Shetland Isles.

Jarlshof (pronounced “Yarlshof”) ranks so highly on my list of amazing historical places because of its unassuming nature. Find Jarlshof admission prices, including for Historic Scotland members and Explorer Pass holders, plus Jarlshof opening times.

Admission prices and opening times for Jarlshof in Shetland. Live / In light of COVID, all visitor attractions, depots and offices are temporarily closed and staff are working from home.

Discoveries made here include oval-shaped Bronze Age houses, an Iron Age broch and wheelhouses, Norse long houses, a medieval farmstead, and a laird’s house dating from the s.

What to see and do. Marvel at Jarlshof’s complexity – more than 4, years of human settlement on a single site. Visit the Iron Age broch and wheelhouses. An Account of the Excavation of a Hut Circle with an Associated EarthHouse at Jarlshof, Sumburgh, Shetland, conducted on behalf of of Works in WITH Further Buildings of the Viking Period.

2 related articles. An original article from the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Curle, Alex O. Discover Jarlshof in Shetland Islands, United Kingdom: This picturesque archeological site looks like it was pulled straight from a fantasy novel.

Report: – ‘Old Scatness Broch & Jarlshof Environs Project: Field Season – Interim Report No.8 (Data Structure Report)’. Item Level: Manuscripts: MS Report of excavations at Old Scatness and Jarlshof, Shetland.

Item Level: Manuscripts: MS Old Scatness Broch and Jarlshof Environs Project. Jarlshof, Shetland Islands Jarlshof (YARLZ-hof) is the best known prehistoric archaeological Shetland. book in Shetland, Scotland. It lies in Sumburgh, Mainland, Shetland and has been described as "one of the most remarkable archaeologi cal sites ever excavated in the British Isles".

It contains remains dating from BC up to the 17th century AD. Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric archaeological site in Shetland Islands. It lies near the southern tip of the Shetland Mainland and has been described as 'one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles'.

It contains remains dating from BC up to the 17th century on: A, Shetland, United Kingdom. Excavations at Jarlshof, Shetland:Ministry of Works, Archaeological Reports no.1 J.R.C. Hamilton Published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Edinburgh ().

Minor excavations were carried out at Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement, Shetland, in February A small area of drystone wall had collapsed, towards the north end of what are thought to be medieval structures to the northeast of the 'Old House'. This collapse had been recorded on a previous visit.

Jarlshof is one of the most inspirational archaeological sites in Scotland. That may seem an extravagant description in a country that has Maeshowe, the Ness of Brodgar and, Skara Brae. But while Skara Brae brings to life a moment in our remote past, Jarlshof shows you each of the steps that link an almost as remote moment in our past to an era whose buildings still stand.

- Jarlshof, is the best known prehistoric archaeological site in Shetland, Scotland. It lies near the southern tip of the Shetland Mainland and has been described as “one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles. It contains remains dating from BC up to the 17th century AD.

The area has provided evidence from the Iron Age. The Zenith of Iron Age Shetland is a combination of three sites in Shetland that have applied to be on the United Kingdom "Tentative List" of possible nominations for the UNESCO World Heritage Programme list of sites of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humankind.

The application was made by the Shetland Amenity Trust inand in the. Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric archaeological site in Shetland, Scotland.

It lies near the southern tip of the Shetland Mainland and has been described as one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles. © Historic Environment Scotland - Scottish Charity No.

SC, VAT Registration No. Historic Scotland is a brand of HES. An incredible sight of stones and various structures made from it, the Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement is one of the most beautiful things to do in Shetland.

It will leave you awe-inspired the moment you sight it. A beautiful contrast of grey from the stones, lush green environs and blue skies will fill up your eyes here/5. Books Set in Jarlshof, Shetland, Scotland Showing of 1.

Jarlshof: A Walk Through the Past by. Patrick AshmoreAuthor: Patrick Ashmore. J.R.C. Hamilton’s Excavations at Jarlshof () can be obtained for around £30, and the three volume Royal and Historical Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments – Orkney and Shetland () for £   Jarlshof pre-historic settlement excavation and the cliffs of the Shetland Islands.

The name "Jarlshof" has no Historic importance, but originates from the imagination of Sir Walter Scott who visited the island in and immortalized it in his book "The Pirate".

Jarlshof Pre Historic Settlement is one of the most complete, and earliest, excavations of a Viking settlement. Jarlshof, an archaeological site in Shetland, Scotland, wants to hire a tour guide and storyteller to guide its visitors back thousands of : Michael D'estries. Jarlshof to Sumburgh Head & Grutness Circular.

Start at Jarlshof and take the gate into the field along the shore to the south of the Sumburgh Hotel garden. There has been some coastal protection work done here.

Follow the coast eastwards but watch your feet if the grass is long, as it may conceal large sea-thrown boulders. Shetland’s Regional Archaeologist since the post was created inand she lives in Shetland on a small croft with her husband. She has Project Managed two big excavations and public access projects on behalf of her employers, Shetland Amenity Trust: Old Scatness Broch saw the twelve-year excavation of an Iron Age Broch and.

Brei Holm (HU ) is a small sea stack/islet located off the SE coast of Papa Stour in the Shetland archipelago (Figs 1, 2).On the summit of the stack are the turf-covered footings of eight buildings, the largest of which appears to be tri-cameral and measures c.

20 m by 4 m whilst the smallest is c. 5 m by m. The landward facing cliff-edge is dominated by a continuous wide, Cited by: 1. Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric archaeological site in Shetland, Scotland. It lies near the southern tip of the Shetland Mainland and has been described as "one of.

Jarlshof was our next stop in our Lerwick port tour. The ruins lie near the southern tip of the Shetland mainland. The name was coined by writer Walter Scott, a Scottish historical novelist.

Jarlshof means Earl’s mansion. The remains at Jarlshof represent thousands of years of human occupation, and can be seen as a microcosm of Shetland history.4/5(). Old Scatness in the South Mainland is an Iron Broch and Village although aspects of the site demonstrate that it was occupied for 2 millennia.

The earliest evidence takes the form of ard-cultivated soils containing Early Iron Age pottery, coarse stone tools, and midden deposits which predate the construction of an Iron Age broch, defensive ditch and later settlement.

Wheelhouses, Jarlshof Archaeological Site, Shetland Islands, Scotland Photographic Print by Martin Zwick. Find art you love and shop high-quality art prints, photographs, framed artworks and posters at % satisfaction guaranteed.

Insuch a storm tore through Shetland’s southern mainland, riling up the sea and eroding earth along the coast to reveal a curiously ancient wall.

Formal excavations began nearly 30 years later on the site known as Jarlshof and the rest is literally history. Lots of it. To book please contact us on or email [email protected] Discover Ancient Shetland.

The Iron Age Broch and Iron Age Village at Old Scatness was an undisturbed, pristine time capsule when first discovered inas the result of a road being put through what was thought to be a natural mound.

Attractions near Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement: ( km) St Ninian's Isle ( km) The Shetland Pony Experience ( km) Scalloway Museum ( km) Roundabout Shetland ( km) Shetland Museum and Archives; View all attractions near Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement on Tripadvisor/5().

Jarlshof SETTLEMENT, BROCH, SOUTERRAINS: A very interesting complex of ancient buildings on the southern tip of Shetland. A journey through the millennia from the remains of Bronze and Iron Age settlements to a 16th century laird's house.

The earliest buildings, dated about BC, comprise some small oval houses at the east end of the site. Val Turner has been Shetland’s Regional Archaeologist since the post was created inand she lives in Shetland on a small croft with her has Project Managed two big excavations and public access projects on behalf of her employers, Shetland Amenity Trust: Old Scatness Broch saw the twelve-year excavation of an Iron Age Broch and Village, which has.

Excavations at Hamar and Underhoull were carried out by the University of Bradford North Atlantic Research Unit, under the leadership of Dr Julie Bond. The site of Belmont was investigated by a team from The University of Copenhagen, directed by Anne-Christine Larsen of the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde.

Shetland Amenity Trust is a charity. The Biggings, Papa Stour, Shetland: The History and the excavations at the Biggings Faeroe farm fibres fire-pit fishing fragments groove Hakon Hardanger hearth ibid Iceland identified illus imported indicate island Jarlshof lamp land late Norse later layer material medieval Mowat Northern Isles Norway Norwegian Orkney Oslo Papa Stour.Shetland is closer to Bergen in Norway than it is to Edinburgh, let alone London and a Norse dialect known as Norn was widely spoken her until the nineteenth century.

As the Jarlshof archaeological site so eloquently demonstrates, this most northerly of the British Isles occupies a cultural crossroads that has attracted successive waves of.Rome2rio makes travelling from Lerwick to Jarlshof easy. Rome2rio is a door-to-door travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world.

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