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The discovery of the Ness of Brodgar
The Ness of Brodgar excavation

Evidence of fine ceramics at the Ness?

By Roy Towers Many of you will be familiar with the work of Cecily Webster, our eagle-eyed flotation expert, and her assistant, Travis. Their task is to take the buckets full of carefully gathered samples...

Picture: Nick Card

Wednesday wildlife – enjoying the sun

It’s been a week of it in Orkney – gales, rain and snow! But thankfully, in between all that, there’s been plenty of sunshine. Although the sun struggled to raise temperatures, it provided the ideal...

The central paved area at the Ness. (Scott Pike)

Stratigraphy – unlocking the story of the Ness

One very crucial aspect of post-excavation work is the analysis of the stratigraphy and the creation of chronological phases for the site which all this information can be related to. Previously, we introduced our work...

Not all monuments were created equal

‘Expedient architecture’ and the Neolithic long cairns of Orkney Part One By Sigurd Towrie Visitors to the Ness of Brodgar dig will probably have heard “surface over substance” used to describe the construction of some...

Ness of Brodgar Monograph available to pre-order

Ness monograph sets ‘a high standard’ says reviewer

The latest glowing review of the the Ness of Brodgar interim monograph has been posted to the Prehistoric Society website this morning. The review, by Susan Greaney of Cardiff University/English Heritage, concludes: “This superbly produced...