The Ness in the news…

Some links to recent news stories and articles: Elisabeth Holder – Working Away British Archaeology Magazine – the printed magazine features a review of Woody Musgrove’s new book, Ness of Brodgar: Open to the Public The Herald: Archaeologists hail find of 5,000-year-old stone axes Press and Journal: Two ‘pristine’ stone axes …

Day Thirty-Two in pictures…

A shorter than usual selection of activity around the site today – due to everyone being busy but also the fact that rain brought proceedings to an early close. As alway, click the thumbnails for a larger version. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”71″ gal_title=”D32-2018″]

‘Midden’ by Kate Greene

  for weeks the Neolithic midden clung to my clothes, hair, and skin or lay embedded in fingerprints, under fingernails, in open cuts now it’s falling off slowly as dust on to twenty first century technology on the seats of taxis and airplanes and cotton hotel bedsheets and duvets it’s …

‘Milk, Beef and Beer’

Feast Diane Eagles – Artist in residence Three ritual feasting vessels, entitled Milk, Beef and Beer, are endowed with symbolic references to Neolithic ceramics and the Ness of Brodgar. They are coloured white, red and black, referencing the importance of colour on the site, and the items they connect to. Milk …