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Ingrid Mainland

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Research Keywords

  • Agriculture
  • Archaeology
  • Palaeoenvironments
  • Pedagogy

Research Summary

My research interests and expertise lie in palaeoeconomic/environmental reconstruction, with a geographic emphasis on Scotland and the North Atlantic islands.  I have a specific focus on Orkney where I am currently working with faunas spanning the Neolithic to the Late Norse, providing an unparalleled opportunity to explore four millennia of human-animal relations in an island ecosystem and, perhaps more significantly, the resilience of these island communities in the face of at least three significant periods of environmental change. My research interests in sustainability continue into the present day, where I am involved in a series of projects concerned with the teaching of ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) within the HE Humanities curriculum.  Future research in this area will seek to explore the role that archaeology has to play in the teaching of sustainability in earlier years education.


Ingrid Mainland's resumé/CV is available here.

Primary Affiliation

Centre for Archaeology, Orkney College/UHI
Assistant Professor/Lecturer
Orkney College
KW15 1LX
United Kingdom

Phone: 01856569323

GHEA Projects

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Ingrid Mainland is currently collaborating on 2 GHEA projects

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