Ness of Brodgar Excavation Blog

The art of archaeological planning

Visit the Ness site at any time during an excavation season and you are guaranteed to see at least one person hunched over a wooden frame with pencil, drawing board and plumb line in...

2015: The floor deposits in Structure Fourteen are brought back to life with a careful clean. (ORCA)

Diary – Thursday, July 9, 2020

Day Four Sorry folks but once again I start this diary with the weather. But in 2015 it was foul, meaning much of Thursday, July 9, 2015, was taken up with preparing for yet...

Trench Y watercolour. (Karen Wallis)

From the Art Hut – looking back…

By Karen Wallis On July 5, 2018, I paid my first visit to Trench Y. Mike Copper and his team were searching for the enclosure wall beside the Stenness loch. My interest was caught...

Diary – Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Day Three This day, five years ago, will long be remembered as a historical milestone in the history of the Ness of Brodgar excavation. It wasn’t because of any astonishing artefacts or ground-breaking discoveries....