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Boyne to Brodgar: Making Monuments, Creating Communities is an innovative project, focusing on the Neolithic monuments across Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland. These range from the iconic World Heritage Sites of Brú na Bóinne and the Heart of Neolithic Orkney to less well-known henges and timber circles. This international, interdisciplinary and cross- sectoral initiative is co-operative, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable, featuring archaeologists, heritage professionals, educators and community groups, in the UK and Ireland and beyond.
The Ireland-Scotland Joint Bilateral Review: Report and Recommendations 2021-25 was launched on the 14th January 2021. The Boyne to Brodgar project features as a case study within the review.
The Annual Martin Doody Memorial Lecture for the Discovery Programme took place on Wednesday 25 November 2020.
“The Boyne to Brodgar initiative: celebrating and exploring the interdigitating Neolithics of Ireland and Britain” was presented by Dr Alison Sheridan, FBA FRSE FSA Scot ACIfA, Research Associate, Department of Scottish History & Archaeology, NMS and Current Archaeology’s Archaeologist of the Year 2020.
Dr Alison Sheridan (National Museums Scotland) and Professor Gabriel Cooney (University College Dublin) have an article, soon to be released, entitled ‘The Boyne to Brodgar initiative: understanding – and preserving, presenting and raising awareness of – Neolithic monuments and the people who built and used them in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man’. It will appear in the spring 2016 edition of the Journal of Irish Archaeology but you don’t have to wait until then to discover the main research questions. The Editor of JIA, Carleton Jones, and the publisher, Nick Maxwell, have kindly given permission to reproduce part of the article here. Enjoy!