The North

Aims to expand research within northern circumpolar regions, as defined by climatic, environmental, historical, geopolitical and cultural conditions whilst answering key questions from the sponsorship of four major programmes of interdisciplinary research.

Facing east and west, the geographical location of the University of Aberdeen, allows unique strengths in fields ranging from geosciences and environmental biology to archaeology, anthropology and Scandinavian studies....

Our archaeologists' recent fieldwork unearthed a rare Pictish symbol stone near Aberlemno of great Pictish significance and teamed up with the Pictish Arts Society to launch a fundraising campaign to conserve.

Other fieldwork further away in Alaska resulted in films of the Quinhagak Dance Group  performing at the opening of their new Nunalleq village cultural centre. As part of a local school Education Pack by lead artist, Alice Watterson. Narration from Larissa and Lonny Strunk of Quinhagak and Chuna McIntyre of Eek. Special thanks to Crystal Carter, the Quinhagak Dance Group and all the archaeologists A Day in the Life of an Archaeologist.