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Archaeology

Dig deep into the past and develop your skills with our dynamic range of archaeology courses.

You’ll learn from expert archaeology staff based at Cnoc Soilleir, who work as part of the wider University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute team. 

The Archaeology Institute is a world-class teaching and research organisation dedicated to advancing our understanding of the historic environment through the creation, interpretation, and dissemination of archaeological knowledge. 

Our Uist staff include specialists in late Hebridean prehistory, landscape and island archaeology, palaeoenvironmental research, and digital heritage.

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Archaeology Courses

Our Archaeology department offers a diverse HE programme with flexible delivery. 

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Uist Virtual Archaeology Project

The Uist Virtual Archaeology Project is delivered by UHI North, West and Hebrides Archaeology staff, in partnership with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

This innovative digital project has created an App – Uist Unearthed. It contains Augmented Reality reconstructions of five archaeological sites along the Hebridean Way in Uist. All reconstructions are informed by archaeological data gathered over decades of excavation in the region. The App is complemented by a multimedia exhibition which has toured locations across Uist and further afield, including Kildonan Museum, EDF festival, and the British Museum.

The project aims to:

  • Create and develop an innovative approach that will make Uist’s archaeological sites and landscapes more accessible and better understood
  • Enhance existing tourism infrastructure, specifically the Hebridean Way
  • Raise awareness of Uist’s unique archaeological assets and realise the potential of decades of archaeological research
  • Ensure that Uists’ communities are more engaged in, and informed on, their local heritage assets

To download the free app, search for ‘Uist Unearthed’ in the app stores now or click here for more. 

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