Caroline Wickham-Jones is a lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Aberdeen, and has directed excavations on early sites on Orkney, as well as on Rum and Skye and on the mainland at Applecross and Fife. She is particularly interested in the relationship between people in the past and the natural world, and in the origins of the first peoples to inhabit Scotland. Caroline’s passion for Orkney began when, as a student, she joined the excavations of the legendary site of Skara Brae. Caroline lives on Orkney, where she is currently working on a multi-disciplinary project bringing together different scientific techniques to analyze the impact of changing sea-levels on prehistoric Orkney.
Caroline’s recent publications include:
Wickham-Jones, C. 2009. The Landscape of Scotland: A Hidden History. Stroud: History Press.
Wickham-Jones, C. 2006. Between the wind and the water: World Heritage Orkney. Oxford: Windgather Press.