Ness of Brodgar – Preliminary Phasing

The complexities, depth of stratigraphy (perhaps over three metres overall) and the extraordinary preservation of the Ness of Brodgar complex makes an understanding of the phasing of this remarkable site a deeply thought-provoking exercise that continually changes, and is refined, as the dig progresses. Even to us archaeologists, it is …

Young people invited to join Ness excavation

Young people in Orkney are being given the opportunity to take part in one of the island’s most exciting archaeological digs. The Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA) and World Heritage Site (WHS) Rangers Service have teamed up to offer young people the chance to learn more about the Ness …

The next best thing to actually being there…

I’ve added links (see menu to the right) to three absolutely stunning 3d panoramas created, last year, by one of the diggers, Ken Stuart. Two of the panoramas feature the Ness excavation site, while the third is the interior of the Cuween Cairn, just outside Finstown, in Firth. The Ness …

Research project of the year award

The ongoing archaeological dig on the Ness of Brodgar has been named research project of the year, in a national awards scheme. Excavations director Nick Card, senior projects manager at the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA), accepted the prize, on behalf of his team, at the Current Archaeology awards …