Series: Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology unpublished report series

Orkney Islands Council (Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology)
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Primary Contact: Dr Jane Downes email
Associated OrganisationOrkney Research Centre for Archaeology


The Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA) and ORCA Marine offer a comprehensive archaeological service of interest to the likes of industry, communities, government agencies, developers and landowners. ORCA staff have years of experience in all types of archaeological work throughout Britain and abroad, but particularly in Scotland and especially the Highlands and Islands. All team members are suitably qualified professionals with a variety of academic qualifications at undergraduate, masters and doctorate level. ORCA and ORCA Marine's commercial and research capabilities include environmental impact assessments, historic environment consultancy, management and mitigation plans, environmental and archaeological geophysics, geomatics, laser scanning, standing building survey, archaeological evaluation, watching briefs and excavation, environmental archaeology (especially analysis of faunal bone, pollen, peat, waterlogged and charred plant remains), marine archaeology, interpretation of marine remote sensing data, exploration geophysics (including collection of sidescan sonar and sub-bottom profiling data), archaeological sciences, geoarchaeology and diving science.