Monthly Archive: August 2018

Trench J in 3D

An updated model of Trench J – containing Structure Five and a section of the “Great Wall of Brodgar” – created by supervisor Paul at the end of this season’s excavation. To view an...

Karen Wallis: Pigment samples in progress.

From the Art Hut

This year the Art Hut was upgraded from the wooden shed of last year to a large portacabin generously supplied by Orkney Aggregates – and the number of artists increased to five. We were...

Dig Diary – Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Day Thirty-Eight That’s all folks! Well folks, that’s it. The 2018 dig season at the Ness is now over. Trowels have been replaced with tyres and the huge task of covering the entire site...

Dig Diary – Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Day Thirty-Seven Plans, pics and 3D models… It’s a sobering thought, but after today there is just one more excavation day left. What do we do with it? Well, we keep excavating although, as...

Travis studies the uncovered remains of two 'new' buildings - Structure Thirty-Three (highlighted in red) and Thirty-Four (in blue).

Dig Diary – Monday, August 20, 2018

Day Thirty-Six Two new buildings and a possible Beaker shard We must own up. There is a degree of lassitude around the site today, partly as a reaction to yesterday’s Open Day, when more...

Dig Diary – Sunday, August 19, 2018

Day Thirty-Five Sunshine brings crowds flocking to final Open Day Over 1,100 visitors flocked to the Ness today to view the site and special events laid on for the final Open Day of the...

The end is nigh…can you help?

As we enter the last week of the 2018 season, we would like to ask for some help from anyone free on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week (August 22, 23 and 24). The site is...

Dig Diary – Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Day Thirty-Three The luck of the Irish! Well, it had to happen. After the best summer excavation weather that any of us can remember (in this country at least) the rain came down, heavily....