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...

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...

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...