Ness in the running for two Current Archaeology Awards

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We do love to end a week with some incredible news.

Today we’re delighted to announce that the Ness of Brodgar is in the running for two titles at the 2024 Current Archaeology Awards – one of the few times in their history that a single project received two nominations in the same year.

Site director Nick Card in Trench P. (📷 Jim Richardson)
Site director Nick Card in Trench P. (📷 Jim Richardson)

Site director Nick Card is up for the title of Archaeologist of the Year, while the dig has been nominated for Research Project of the Year – a title we won back in 2011.

Commenting on the news, Nick said: “To be nominated for two awards is a great accolade to all the hard work that the Ness team has put into the project over the years – a fitting celebration to mark the end of two decades of excavation.”

Voting closes on Monday, February 5, with the winners announced at the Current Archaeology Live! conference on February 24.

We’re over the moon with this national recognition. We know we’re up against extremely fine archaeologists and projects, but with your support we really hope the Ness can do the double! 

Our friends over at the Knowe of Swandro, Rousay, are also up for an award – Rescue Project of the Year 2024.

The site, with activity running from the Iron Age to the Norse period, is being destroyed by coastal erosion so, in 2010, work began to excavate and record as much of it as possible before the archaeology is completely washed away.

The project is run by the Swandro-Orkney Coastal Archaeology Trust and the University of Bradford.

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