Storytelling and Archaeology

I participated recently in a storytelling event organised by a project known as ‘Orkney Beside the Ocean of Time‘. They seek to investigate the relationships between the people of Orkney, Deep Time, and landscape change. For the event they invited half a dozen Orkney archaeologists to gather together and share a story. As I remember the choice of stories was very open, but we were asked to touch on our work in archaeology and our relationship to it – to make them personal stories in other words.

It was a fun evening with a lovely variety of stories and lots of nice chat. They have just been in touch to say that the recordings are now available online. It is an interesting listen if you are interested in the diversity of ways in which archaeology can touch our lives, even those of us who work in the field.