NYC The Big Picture
Our 2017 Flag Expedition Award from the
Explorers Club, NYC
Art & Archaeology in the Outer Hebrides:
Implications for Loss of Coastal Heritage Worldwide
~Relational Aesthetics and Art as Social Practice~
Double Diamond Archaeology is proud to announce that we have been awarded The Explorers Club Flag for our second expedition to North Uist and Vallay. Last year, we published our field research on 18 of those original 225 archaeology sites first discovered by 19th century archaeologist, Erskine Beveridge, on the Isle of Vallay, Scotland, as impacted by climate change.
This summer, we plan to extend our survey to additional Beveridge sites, particularly those on the NW Coast of North Uist, located directly across the Strand from Vallay. Our continuing research objective is to record the critical loss of Coastal Heritage due to climate change - the increasing severity of storms, rising sea levels, and subsequent erosion of archaeological evidence. This project has implications for the erosion of coastal heritage worldwide.
We have published our findings from last year's research, and have added our field reports to several official Scottish databases: SCHARP (Scottish Coastal Heritage at Risk), SCAPE (Scottish Coastal Archaeology & The Problem of Erosion), and Taigh Chearsabhagh (North Uist Museum and Art Center. We are grateful for the sponsorship of The Explorers Club, The North Face, and Caledonian MacBrayne Hebridean Ferries. Please visit our fundraiser sponsored by The American Scottish Foundation, to learn how you support our research by purchasing limited edition prints of my watercolor paintings of Vallay.
©June Julian, Sea Pinks-Vallay, 8" X 10" in., 2017