Ness nominated for Shanghai Archaeology Forum award

The Ness of Brodgar has been nominated both by Professor Eszter Bánffy of the German Archaeological Institute, and Dr Michael Boyd of the University of Cambridge for the prestigious 2019 Shanghai Archaeology Forum (SAF) Awards Program (Discovery Award). Founded in 2013, Shanghai Archaeology Forum is a global initiative dedicated to …

Microliths add to evidence of Mesolithic activity on the Ness

Three tiny flint tools are the latest evidence of Mesolithic activity on the Ness of Brodgar peninsula. Previous finds of Mesolithic tools on site suggest people were living and moving across the Ness long before the Neolithic (c.4000–2500BC). The crescent microlith and two backed bladelets were found by lithic specialist …

From the Art Hut

This year the Art Hut hosted four artists: Jeanne Bouza Rose, Diane Eagles, Karen Wallis, and Annie Wright. For the first four weeks of the excavation, Annie Wright took photos of the diggers and the stones, portraying “Life in the Trenches”, as part of her collections of ancient heritage sites. …