Dig Diary – Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Day Twelve A definite air of anticipation… Another day of splendid weather (mostly) saw great progress made all across the Ness today. And after yesterday’s discovery of the incised stone slab in Structure Eight/Structure Seventeen there was a definite air of anticipation on site as diggers gathered outside dig HQ …

STOP PRESS – Decorated stone recovered from interior of Structure Eight

Structure Eight – or more correctly an earlier building lying beneath it – produced another stunning example of Neolithic decorate stone today. The stone, pictured above, was spotted by Lorna in the extraordinary light that raked across the site this morning. It features four bands of decoration, but areas appear to …