Author Archives: antoniathomas78

A present from Orkney (Part 1)

  Orkney’s charity shops are treasure troves. Particular favourites are local souvenirs from the 1960s and 1970s: plates, bowls and trinkets advertising holiday destinations in Orkney, referencing a time when ‘staycationing’ was still the norm.     Many of the … Continue reading

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Site 71

During an archaeological survey of the north end of Papay in 2014, we recorded some initials carved on the cliff face, ‘LL’. We plotted the location of the carving, and recorded it as Site 71. But to think of it … Continue reading

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Collaborations with Luelle

EXPLORATIONS AT THE NORTH END In this collaboration we (Tonje Birkeland, Antonia Thomas and Dan Lee) have been exploring how archaeology and photography both use time to construct narratives, blurring the distinction between subject and object, past and present. LUELLE … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Archaeology, Birsay, Contemporary Archaeology, Luelle Magdalon Lumiere, North End, Papa Westray, Papay Gyro Nights, Photography, Tonje Birkeland | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments