A short video from this afternoon.
A brief snapshot of what was a busy day on site.
After a day basking in glorious sunshine, Orkney’s weather does what it does best – change! Gales, rain and thunder saw excavation work cancelled this morning.
It’s forecast to improve in the afternoon, so hopefully we’ll get back on site and trowelling at some point today.
Drone aerial footage of the Ness of Brodgar excavation site today from Professor Scott Pike of Willamette University, Oregon, USA.
After a week of wet and windy weather, great progress was made in Trench J, and across the entire site, under bright sunshine today.
Day Four of the 2019 season. The weather hasn’t been kind to us at all so far this year, but was so bad today that all digging operations had to be cancelled.
Day Two of the 2019 excavation season and work continues removing the protective covers from the Neolithic structures in Trench P.
Last week’s pre-excavation lecture, in Kirkwall, by site director Nick Card.
The talk, hosted by the Orkney Archaeology Society, was entitled The Appliance of Science.
A splendid video from BBC Archives, featuring Cathal O’Shannon touring the Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae.
(Since posting this, we’ve learned it is not available to viewers outside Europe. Sorry to our non-European followers) A beautiful documentary on Orkney, from ARTE. The film-makers visited the Ness at the start of last year’s dig season to record a segment. The Ness bit begins around 16.21, but take …
One from our video archive – work getting under way uncovering and cleaning up Trench P in July 2010.
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