Video Archive

Nick Card and Anne Mitchell

Video: Book launch event and talk

After months of hard work, the Ness of Brodgar interim monograph was launched at a special, socially distanced, event in ...
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Carved Stone Ball lecture - featured image

Video: ‘Neolithic Carved Stone Balls in context’

Dr Hugo Anderson-Whymark, curator of prehistory (Palaeolithic to Neolithic) at the National Museums of Scotland, and Mark Hall, history officer ...
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/ Artefacts, Video

Looking forward to our new book

Nick and Anne introduce our forthcoming interim monograph, The Ness of Brodgar: As it Stands. Due for release on November ...
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The Structure Ten carved stone ball in situ. (ORCA)

Carved Stone Balls – experimental archaeology workshop with Chris Gee

Chris Gee, of the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, discusses the creation of Neolithic carved stone balls ...
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Stories in Stones - Professor Mark Edmonds

Stories in Stones – 2020 Orkney Science Festival Talk

In this talk for the 2020 Orkney Science Festival, Professor Mark Edmonds considers some of the stone artefacts from the ...
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The Science of the Ness – 2020 Orkney Science Festival talk

In this talk for the 2020 Orkney Science Festival, site director Nick Card outlines the scientific techniques involved in excavation ...
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Spatulate Stone Tools at the Ness of Brodgar

Stone spatulate tools from the Ness of Brodgar – research presentation

The spatulate stone tools found at the Ness over the past few years were the subject of a research project ...
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Woodlands under the waves…

A talk by Dr Scott Timpany of the Archaeology Institute UHI on prehistoric woodlands preserved within intertidal peats around the ...
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Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (Sigurd Towrie)

The trouble with Cuween: human remains from Neolithic Orkney

Do we have evidence of ritualised violence at Cuween? A video lecture from Dr Rebecca Crozier, well-known in Orkney for ...
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Orkney - The Ness of Brodgar

‘Orkney – The Ness of Brodgar’ – website premiere of 2016 film

A beautiful short film produced by Evan Cobb and Aaron Phillips, from the University of Missouri, during their time at ...
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Diary extra – Around the Ring of Brodgar

It's a beautiful day in the West Mainland of Orkney. One of those very rare summer days when there's hardly ...
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Ness carved stone ball

Dig director Nick on Neolithic carved stone balls

With replicas of the carved stone bone from Structure Ten going on sale online today, Ness of Brodgar excavation director ...
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From the archives – Re-opening Trench P

One from our video archive - work getting under way uncovering and cleaning up Trench P in July 2010 ...
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Video – Ness presentation at Shanghai awards ceremony

In November 2019, the Ness of Brodgar excavation project was selected for a 2019 Shanghai Archaeology Forum Field Discovery Award ...
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Video – Trench P in 2008

Looking back it's incredible to see the changes in the site over the past 12 years! This short video - ...
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Video – Ness flyaround: July 2019

Harking back to the balmy summer days of July 2019. A drone flyaround of the site, with excavation in full ...
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Video – Trench T and Structure Twenty-Seven

A short video from this afternoon ...
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Video – Day Twenty-One: Around the Trenches

A brief snapshot of what was a busy day on site ...
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Hit by the weather again!

After a day basking in glorious sunshine, Orkney's weather does what it does best - change! Gales, rain and thunder ...
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Video – Drone site flyaround

Drone aerial footage of the Ness of Brodgar excavation site today from Professor Scott Pike of Willamette University, Oregon, USA ...
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Video – Sunshine over Trench J

After a week of wet and windy weather, great progress was made in Trench J, and across the entire site, ...
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Video – Digging cancelled due to weather

Day Four of the 2019 season. The weather hasn't been kind to us at all so far this year, but ...
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Video – Uncovering Trench P

Day Two of the 2019 excavation season and work continues removing the protective covers from the Neolithic structures in Trench ...
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Professor Scott Pike testing his XRF machine on the deposits in Structure Ten.

‘The Appliance of Science’ – pre-dig lecture available online

Last week's pre-excavation lecture, in Kirkwall, by site director Nick Card. The talk, hosted by the Orkney Archaeology Society, was ...
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One of the stone dressers at Skara Brae, as seen from the house’s entrance. (Sigurd Towrie)

1964 Tour of Skara Brae

A splendid video from BBC Archives, featuring Cathal O'Shannon touring the Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae ...
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Orkney – The Queen’s Isles

(Since posting this, we've learned it is not available to viewers outside Europe. Sorry to our non-European followers) A beautiful ...
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From Stirling Castle to the Ness of Brodgar…

Neil Oliver chooses five fascinating places to visit in Britain Click here to read the full article from BBC History ...
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The Summer Wind – Ness excavation 2013

The 2018 excavation season was blessed with nearly two months of uninterrupted sunshine and fair weather. How easy it is ...
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Video – From the Trenches

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Video – From the trenches

A shorter than usual offering today - things got rather busy, once the rain had cleared ...
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Video – From the Trenches

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Video – Drone ascent from Trench J

An overview of the entire excavation site from Trench J - containing Structure Five and the northern corner section of ...
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Open Day – a video taster

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Dig Diary – Monday, July 9, 2018

Day Six The Ness is in full flow... Week two at the Ness started this morning, bright, early and blessedly ...
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