Dig Diary – Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Day Two After the excitement and heavy manual labour of yesterday, Day Two is usually characterised by just heavy manual labour. The metamorphosis of the Ness from black-shrouded ancient to exciting 21st century archaeology is usually neither easy nor quick. But, as Jenna points out below, something surprising has happened …

3D model of Structure Fourteen

A 3d model of Structure Fourteen, created by Hugo Andersen-Whymark, as it appeared in 2012.

Ness of Brodgar nominated in British Archaeological Awards

It has been a good week for Orkney’s archaeology. On the same day that the Links of Notland was awarded the “Best Rescue Dig” award at the 2014 Current Archaeology Awards, it was confirmed that the ongoing excavations at the Ness of Brodgar have been nominated in the “Best Archaeology Category” of the British Archaeological …

2014 excavation dates confirmed

The 2014 excavations on the Ness of Brodgar are due to begin on July 14, running until August 22. Site tours will commence on July 16, two days after excavations resume, running until August 20. As in previous years, an online excavation diary will be maintained at orkneyjar.com.