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Dr Romankiewicz on BBC Radio

Dr Tanja Romankiewicz appeared on BBC Radio Shetland to discuss brochs. (Published 30 Jan, 2017)

Archaeologist and Leverhulme Early Career Fellow Dr Tanja Romankiewicz took part in a programme on BBC Radio Shetland on 1 February talking about brochs.

The programme, 'A History of Shetland' explores the 2,000 years old stone towers, and Dr Romankiewicz spoke about her interpretation of these enigmatic prehistoric structures, based on her PhD results (' The complex roundhouses of the Scottish Iron Age - An architectural analysis of complex Atlantic roundhouses (brochs and galleried duns), with reference to wheelhouses and timber roundhouses', vol I (text and illustrations), vol II (catalogue), BAR Brit. Ser. 550 (I) and (II). Archaeopress: Oxford), and advocating their regional and local differences. Other experts on the panel included Professor Ian Armit (University of Bradford) and , Professor Niall Sharples (Cardiff University), amongst others.

Hear the programme at soundcloud.com/bbcradioshetland   

You can find out more about Dr Romankiewicz's project Building (Ancient) Lives, a best practice document for Aberdeenshire roundhouses, at www.ed.ac.uk/building-ancient-lives 

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