ORCA was established in 2007 and offers services in archaeology and geophysics. Prior to ORCA being set up archaeological services were provided by ORCA’s prior incarnation as the Projects Unit of the Orkney Archaeological Trust which had built up an excellent reputation and a regular client base.
The Geophysics Unit was established in 2004 as an integral part of the Archaeology Department. It is equipped with a wide range of the latest equipment and has undertaken commercial work throughout Scotland. It is now expanding into environmental site investigation.
Located in one of the most archaeologically significant parts of Britain, ORCA is housed within the Archaeology Department of Orkney College, a partner in the UHI Millennium Institute.
The College is very well equipped with a modern range of PCs, video conferencing equipment with a LAN within the College and a high capacity WAN connection to other partner institutions. With modern developments in transport connections, travel to and from Orkney presents no hindrance to ORCA’s mobilisation. ORCA’s location is ideally suited for work throughout the Highlands and islands.
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