Monthly Archive: September 2020

Sailing off into the sunset. Nick Card

Wednesday wildlife – sailing off into the sunset

It’s Wednesday again, so time for some more photographs from around the Ness by site director Nick Card. A reminder that Nick’s pics now feature, along with National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson and the...

"Rough" haematite examples.

Focus on finds – haematite

It was something that had long been suspected but we have abundant proof that colour was an important facet of life in Neolithic Orkney. Excavation at the Ness of Brodgar has revealed “painted” walls...

New Ness wildlife cards

Ness wildlife and landscape cards launched

This week’s ornithological offering from site director Nick Card. Fans of Nick’s photography will be delighted to learn that a selection of his pictures feature in two new fundraising card packs that showcase the...

Geology matters 3 – working stone

By Dr Martha Johnson Certain rocks have always been collected on archaeological sites – stone tools and implements that are classified as “Worked Stone”. They are meticulously assessed for aspects of work, how they...