Today saw the discovery of another pillow stone at the Ness, although the latest find, from Trench X, was broken. One of the other, complete, pillow stones found on site is featured in Dr Hugo Anderson-Whymark’s 3D reconstruction below and was found in Structure Eight on August 3, 2011.
Around the world in 80 models . . .
Regular diary readers will have seen Dr Hugo Anderson-Whymark’s marvellous 3D reproductions of the Ness of Brodgar excavation site, as well as his panoramas and aerial photographs.
Regular readers of the excavation diary will have seen the references to Dr Hugo Anderson-Whymark taking photographs to allow the creation of a 3d model of Trench P.
Over 600 photographs later, and hundred of hours of computer processing time, Hugo has now finished work on a series of absolutely stunning, and detailed, reproductions of the site.
The main model of Trench P is above, but for others, including Trench T and closer views of Structures Ten, Twelve and One, click here.
The excavation of Structure Twelve
A short video compiled from pictures showing the various stages of the excavation of Structure Twelve. A stunning building when first constructed — utilising carved and dressed stone — excavation over the years has shown that a problem with its foundations meant it required some fairly extensive renovations.
Later building work, which was nowhere near the quality of the original, included the incorporation of an annexe to the north.
A 3d model of Structure Fourteen, created by Hugo Andersen-Whymark, as it appeared in 2012.