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Space place grace: A nisomaniacs perspective

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Slides for a talk for the Between Islands Festival, Kirwall, Orkney 25 September 2019

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Space place grace: A nisomaniacs perspective

  1. 1. Space, Place, and Grace: Perspectives of a nisomaniac Professor Frank Rennie University of the Highlands and Islands Lews Castle College
  2. 2. 58o 26’ 34” N 06o 23’ 37” W
  3. 3. Location
  4. 4. Drifting Continents Torsvik, T. H., (1998). Palaeozoic palaeogeography: A North Atlantic viewpoint. GFF 120 (2) pp109-118.
  5. 5. Brebhig: the end of moving ice?
  6. 6. Tobha Gabhsann :Interbedded Till and Peat
  7. 7. Iron-Age midden circa 800BC- 1BC
  8. 8. The Galson Earth House
  9. 9. Cnoc Aird earth house
  10. 10. Pottery fragments – indefinite age (Iron-age to modern)
  11. 11. Other Galson finds… Whalebone weaving comb Worked antler Bone needle 100- 800 AD Bronze horse-harness mount Decorated bone plate (box cover?) c 500 AD Rope toggle (antler)
  12. 12. Tobair Bhrìghde
  13. 13. Galson Dun, circa 600 BC
  14. 14. 1000 – 1100 AD
  15. 15. Bronze horse-harness mount, inlaid with red and green enamel, from a Viking grave in Galson (850-950 AD)
  16. 16. Viking Trade Routes
  17. 17. Blaeu’s Atlas 1654 http://maps.nls.uk/atlas/blaeu/browse/104
  18. 18. Murdoch Mackenzie’s chart of 1750
  19. 19. 1819Teampall nan Crò Naomh, William Daniell prints
  20. 20. Taktsang, Bhutan
  21. 21. 1855
  22. 22. 1895
  23. 23. 1863 Remains of pre-clearance houses, North Galson
  24. 24. Corn-drying kiln, Shawbost
  25. 25. Scott, L. (1951) Corn-drying kilns. Antiquity 25 (Is. 100) pp196-208. DOI: 10.1017/S0003598X00020524 Galson corn-drying kiln
  26. 26. Corn-drying kiln, Galson
  27. 27. 1921 -23
  28. 28. 1999
  29. 29. http://www.viewsoftheworld.net/?p=4319
  30. 30. View this presentation again at www.slideshare.net/frankrennie web: www.lews.uhi.ac.uk/frennie Twitter @frankrennie E-mail: frank.rennie@uhi.ac.uk

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