Monthly Archive: August 2020

Ness of Brodgar Polished Stone Artefacts

Geology matters 1 – why rock?

By Dr Martha Johnson Archaeology concerns itself with the study of past people and cultures. It involves the examination of the physical remains of these cultures – their materials, objects and structures. Depending on...

Stones of Stenness Featured (Jim Richardson)

A ‘Neolithical Mystery Tour’ of Orkney

National Geographic photojournalist Jim Richardson has published a “storymap” of Neolithic Orkney, giving readers a glimpse into life 5,000 years ago. The storymap – described by Jim as a “marriage of storytelling and fascinating...

Introducing ceramics 7 – colour

By Roy Towers One of the joys of working with ceramics within the UHI Archaeological Institute in Orkney is the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues, both within and further afield. This is particularly important...

Coming soon: Landscape Revealed

September launch for ‘Landscapes Revealed’ book

The Ness of Brodgar features in a forthcoming book on the landscape of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site. Landscapes Revealed: Remote Sensing Across the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site...

Introducing ceramics 6 – sticking cordons

By Roy Towers We suggested in an earlier part of this mini-series on ceramics that the goal of archaeological endeavour was to understand better the complex, talented peoples of the Neolithic and to unravel...