Sponsor-a-square update…

A vital part of our annual fundraising is the site sponsor-a-square, which runs each year during the summer excavation. The results from all the sponsored squares are emailed out to their sponsors once we’ve finished collating all the data. We’ve got thousands of finds to tally up and allocate 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. …

Trench J in all its 3D glory…

 Trench J, and with it Structures Five and Thirty-Two and the “Great Wall of Brodgar”, may have been covered over today, but you can revisit it in detail with this new 3D model from supervisor Paul Durdin. The spectacular model shows Trench J at its finest –  cleaned at …