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Uig Landscape Project

Project Aims and Objectives

The main aim of the project is to complete the post-excavation processing of the Uig Landscape Survey and to make the data available through publication.


The initial phase of the Uig Project had two key research objectives. The first was to undertake an integrated palaeoenvironmental and archaeological survey of the Uig Peninsula to compliment the adjacent Bhaltos Peninsula survey published by Ian Armit in 1994. The second objective was to investigate, through excavation, three monuments characteristic of the area and by interpreting the results develop an understanding of the management and use of the landscape in Uig over time.


The broad overarching theme of the project is a consideration of how people lived and died in later prehistoric Atlantic Scotland. The project will draw out of the data the themes of transhumance, treatment of the dead and continuity and change in the cultural landscape.