Visualising the Crucible of Shetland’s Broch Building
A collaborative partnership between the University of Bradford, Historic Environment Scotland and Shetland Amenity Trust has concentrated on the digital documentation of three archaeological sites on Shetland that collectively form type. The iconic drystone architecture of the broch sites at Mousa, Jarlshof and Old Scatness collectively form a Tentative UNESCO World Heritage Site. Whilst excavated at different time-periods, records from the University of Bradford-led excavations at Old Scatness provide detailed understanding of this form of construction. The development of an iBook resource that showcases engaging content to highlight the significance of these cultural heritage sites within their natural heritage setting was highly commended in the ‘Research Awards’ category for the Learning Technologist of the Year Awards in 2020.
This project was funded as an AHRC collaborative doctoral partnership awarded to Li Sou.