Bell Beaker Blogger: Ava from the Highlands (BBC)

I’ve come across another interest post relating to the Achavanich Beaker Burial project, this time featured on the Bell Beaker Blogger’s website here: Bell Beaker Blog: Ava from the Highlands (BBC) The author, known only as ‘bellbeakerblogger’, has provided an insight into the tradition of  head binding, not just on a continental but a global…

Distinct skull shape: Illustrations

I’ve had several people comment on the unique skull shape of the Achavanich individual. It is hard to see in photographs what is being referred to so I have created an illustration to try and give you a better idea. The arrows around the outline of the skull highlight areas of potential abnormality. If you look…

BBC News: Effort to unlock secrets of 3,700-year-old woman ‘Ava’

Hi everyone, As many of you have noticed, we featured in an article on the Highland and Islands BBC News Scotland page on Friday 12th of february 2016 . We are delighted with the article, kindly written by Steven McKenzie (BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter) which brings to life the work already undertaken and highlights…

We are now on Facebook!

For all of you social-media-aholics like me, most of your news and updates come live and fast through all many different channels. So, if you’re on Facebook and you want to keep up-to-date with all of our upcoming news (hint-hint), give us a follow. Hopefully there will also be Twitter and Instagram pages to check…