Yearly Archive: 2019

Trench J in all its 3D glory…

 Trench J, and with it Structures Five and Thirty-Two and the “Great Wall of Brodgar”, may have been covered over today, but you can revisit it in detail with this new 3D model...

A day of sandbags, tarps and tyres…

It’s been a long, hard day of manual labour in some not-so-pleasant weather conditions, but we’ve covered over around 90 percent of the site. Aided by volunteers from the public as well as a...

Dig Diary – Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Day Thirty-Eight Physical traces of a Neolithic potter? This, dear readers, is our last diary of the 2019 excavation season at the Ness. You will have realised that there are certain people who are...

Dig Diary – Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Day Thirty-Seven Human bone and a standing stone… In the best archaeological tradition, and with two days to go of the 2019 Ness dig, some amazing discoveries have been made – not least of...

Dig Diary – Monday, August 19, 2019

Day Thirty-Six Last week syndrome… There is such a thing in Orcadian archaeology as “last week syndrome” when, as everything winds down towards the end of the excavation, something interesting turns up. Today is...