Antiquarian delvings on the Ness

Evidence for earlier excavations at the Ness – probably in the early 1880s – has come to light in a handwritten note from the papers, manuscripts and notebooks kept by James Walls Cursiter. Cursiter was a well-known Orcadian antiquarian in the late 1800s. He was Stanley Cursiter’s uncle and lived …

Stocking fillers from the Ness…

Looking for Christmas present ideas? Let the Ness help you, and you help us in return. We have The Ness of Brodgar: Digging Deeper – your armchair tour of the archaeology of the Ness, beautifully illustrated and packed with information. We also have Ness of Brodgar Open to the Public – a …

From the Trowel’s Edge – this summer’s finds at the Stromness Museum

As regular visitors will know, this summer’s excavation on the Ness of Brodgar revealed  a wealth of new artefacts and finds. A number of these will be on display in the Stromness Museum over the winter in an exhibition that starts on Saturday, November 17. From the Trowel’s Edge runs …

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, …