Ness of Brodgar Excavation Blog

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Ness dig director at Current Archaeology Live!

  Ness of Brodgar site director Nick Card is one of the speakers at next weekend’s Current Archaeology Live event. The annual conference, which is taking place online this year, brings together leading archaeological...

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Around the Ness – Skara Brae

“Nowhere, except in Egypt or at Pompeii, is a prehistoric settlement to be found, the streets, huts and even domestic furniture of which are in such perfect preservation” Professor V. Gordon Childe. Letter to...

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Walk the Ness Neolithic Trail

Although visitors can’t come to Orkney at present due to the Covid pandemic travel restrictions, we’re all looking forward to a time when things get back to some semblance of normality. So if you’re...

Ness book declared ‘a stunning accomplishment’

The Ness of Brodgar interim monograph has been hailed a “stunning accomplishment” by Mike Pitts, editor of British Archaeology magazine. In his review in the March/April issue, he highlights that the book “has much...

Knowes and Barrows

Around the Ness: Knowes and barrows

“We know little about most of the mounds around the Ring, though the clustering is enough to demonstrate that proximity was important.” Mark Edmonds. Orcadia: Land, Sea and Stone in Neolithic Orkney. 2019.  ...

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Wednesday wildlife – ice hunters

We’ve been in the grip of some cold weather, meaning iced-up loch sections. But as these pictures from site director Nick Card show, the daily hunt for food involved a little less swimming than...