Monthly Archive: July 2018

Dig Diary – Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Day Twenty-Two Ticking off another on the Ness wish-list There’s no doubt that at the Ness we go in for excess. We have masses of everything; buildings, stone artefacts and pottery in particular. At...

Day Twenty-One in pictures…

A selection of today’s images from the site. We were ably assisted today by a camera-toting Beth Card – many thanks for the help Beth! As always, click on any image for a larger...

Dig Diary – Monday, July 30, 2018

Day Twenty-One Thank you faithful readers… We can hardly believe it. This is week five and we are now half-way through the excavation for this year – so where has the time gone? Nick...

Dr Mike Copper with a pot created by one of this afternoon's pottery workshop participants at the Ness.

Uncover the enigma of Grooved Ware at the Orkney Museum

Another not-to-be-missed exhibition featuring material from the Ness is running at the Orkney Museum, Kirkwall, Tracing the Lines: Pots and People in the Late Neolithic is the brainchild of two long-term supervisors at the Ness...

Day Nineteen in pictures…

It’s been a busy week, so I’m just today catching up on this week’s pictures. First, some more shots from Thursday. As always, click on any photograph for a larger version.

Marcus's stone axe in situ in Trench Y this afternoon.

Dig Diary – Friday, July 27, 2018

Day Twenty STOP PRESS – Again in typical manner in the dying moments of today, Marcus, in Trench Y, was rewarded with the discovery of a very large polished stone axe – the biggest...