Translocation Excavation Project from October 2014: Digital Township Reconstruction in collaboration with St Andrews University May – July 2013: Carolyn Lefley artist’s residency 8-23 June 2013: Community Excavation led by a multidisciplinary team   The excavation is part of the programme of events for the Bicentenary of the Kildonan Clearances 1813-2013. It is bringing the…

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Why we’re doing it and what we want to find out! An investigation and re-evaluation of the ‘Highland Home': How it has changed over the last 200 years and its impact on family life. The investigation work at Lower Caen can be viewed as a pilot which will inform and instruct future excavation work at…

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Translocation 1813-2013 Caen Longhouse Excavation 8th-23rd June Volunteer Information (On site facilities) Work at the site will take place from 9.30am till 4.30pm Transport can be arranged to and from the site from Timespan– prior notice required if possible Water A chemical toilet A tent will be erected for shelter, tea breaks and lunches etc…

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Translocation 1813-2013 Caen Longhouse Excavation 8th-23rd June The settlement is located a few miles north of the fishing village of Helmsdale along the Strath of Kildonan road. It is located in a narrow valley along the banks of a tumbling burn that flows into the Helmsdale River.                …

A visit to Caen during the geophysical survey

24-26 May/ Geophysical survey at Caen by ORCA May 25th/ 10.30am/ Walk around Caen Township 6pm/ Carolyn Lefley/ Launch of Realm 7.30/ Talk and Launch of Excavation Project (£2 incl tea) All welcome 24-26 May/ Geophysical survey at Caen by ORCA Keir Strickland (Lecturer in archaeology at Orkney College UHI) and Mary Saunders (Geophysical surveyor, Orkney College UHI) will be carrying…

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Caen Township Historical Background O. G. càin or cuinne, still water or angle or P. cae, enclosed cultivated area Caven (1360), Cayen with the Corinsche (1610), Caan (1691), Karne (1745), Cairn (1747-55), Caen (1755), Cain (1772), Caen (1889) Map grid reference – ND 0169 1775 Caen in c1813 The last farm or township on the…

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