Ness of Brodgar Excavation Blog

Skara Brae (Jim Richardson)

Around the Ness – Skara Brae

“Nowhere, except in Egypt or at Pompeii, is a prehistoric settlement to be found, the streets, huts and even domestic furniture of which are in such perfect preservation” Professor V. Gordon Childe. Letter to...

Ness Neolithic trail - featured image

Walk the Ness Neolithic Trail

Although visitors can’t come to Orkney at present due to the Covid pandemic travel restrictions, we’re all looking forward to a time when things get back to some semblance of normality. So if you’re...

Ness book declared ‘a stunning accomplishment’

The Ness of Brodgar interim monograph has been hailed a “stunning accomplishment” by Mike Pitts, editor of British Archaeology magazine. In his review in the March/April issue, he highlights that the book “has much...

Knowes and Barrows

Around the Ness: Knowes and barrows

“We know little about most of the mounds around the Ring, though the clustering is enough to demonstrate that proximity was important.” Mark Edmonds. Orcadia: Land, Sea and Stone in Neolithic Orkney. 2019.  ...

Picture: Nick Card

Wednesday wildlife – ice hunters

We’ve been in the grip of some cold weather, meaning iced-up loch sections. But as these pictures from site director Nick Card show, the daily hunt for food involved a little less swimming than...