Ross at the Ness of Brodgar…

Among the 160 diggers working at the Ness this summer was Ross Drummond, an MSc student studying archaeology at the University of the Highlands and Islands. Ross’s Ness experience was one of a number of excavations he took part in over the summer. and in a new article over at www.archaeologyorkney.com, …

From the Art Hut

This year the Art Hut was upgraded from the wooden shed of last year to a large portacabin generously supplied by Orkney Aggregates – and the number of artists increased to five. We were open to the public and nearly 1,400 people came to see what Artists in Residence do, …

The Ness in the news…

Some links to recent news stories and articles: Elisabeth Holder – Working Away British Archaeology Magazine – the printed magazine features a review of Woody Musgrove’s new book, Ness of Brodgar: Open to the Public The Herald: Archaeologists hail find of 5,000-year-old stone axes Press and Journal: Two ‘pristine’ stone axes …

‘Midden’ by Kate Greene

  for weeks the Neolithic midden clung to my clothes, hair, and skin or lay embedded in fingerprints, under fingernails, in open cuts now it’s falling off slowly as dust on to twenty first century technology on the seats of taxis and airplanes and cotton hotel bedsheets and duvets it’s …

‘Milk, Beef and Beer’

Feast Diane Eagles – Artist in residence Three ritual feasting vessels, entitled Milk, Beef and Beer, are endowed with symbolic references to Neolithic ceramics and the Ness of Brodgar. They are coloured white, red and black, referencing the importance of colour on the site, and the items they connect to. Milk …

How the Ness is helping inspire a new generation of archaeologists

The dig this year is being closely followed from all the way down in Adelaide, South Australia. Scotch College is a co-educational independent school with strong Scottish foundations established in 1919. The school has an excellent humanities curriculum, and now potentially a few budding archaeologists. Anna Martin is a parent …