3D printing the Ness of Brodgar

At the end of last season, we mentioned the tremendous work done by Jim Bright, our photogrammetry expert, and Mark Newton, who produces wonderful physical 3D models from his printer. The example shown here is the first completed physical 3D model of our main Trench P, reproduced in detail through …

2019 volunteer slots filled but still some places for experienced diggers

With six months to go until we resume excavation, the interest shown by people looking to volunteer on site in 2019 has again been overwhelming. Site director Nick has confirmed today that while we have no more space for non-experienced diggers or volunteers, there are a few places left for …

Exhibition of Ness-inspired ceramics opens in London

An exhibition of ceramics inspired by the Ness of Brodgar opens in Southwark Cathedral, London, today, Monday, January 14. During the summer of 2018, Diane Eagles was one of the artists-in-residence at the dig and produced site-specific ceramics referencing the making and decorative techniques found in Neolithic Grooved Ware pots. …

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 …