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Dig Diary – halted by rain again but only after some intriguing discoveries

The weather turned foul again today, but fortunately we did manage a full morning’s excavation – with some interesting discoveries …
Structure Twenty-Seven reconstruction

Structure Twenty-Seven reconstruction

A video of a preliminary 3D reconstruction of Structure Twenty-Seven, created by Trench J supervisor Paul Durdin, is now available on the building’s page …
2024 Current Archaeology Awards

Video: 2024 Current Archaeology Award announcements

Two videos, courtesy of Sarah Baker, of the award announcements at yesterday’s 2024 Current Archaeology Awards in London …
Orkney - The Ness of Brodgar

‘We want to understand the people of the past’ – a video flashback to the summer of 2016

A flashback to 2016 with a beautiful short film produced by Evan Cobb and Aaron Phillips during their time at the Ness of Brodgar …
Courtesy of BBC Archive

Video: A visit to Maeshowe 60 years ago

Another from the BBC Archive, again featuring Cathal O’Shannon but this time visiting the Maeshowe chambered cairn in Stenness …
Skara Brae - Jim Richardson

Video: TV presenter’s thoughts on Skara Brae during 1964 visit

A splendid video from BBC Archives, featuring Cathal O’Shannon visiting the Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae
Maeshowe Solstice (Historic Environment Scotland)

Video: Maeshowe and the winter solstice

This Friday, December 22, is the winter solstice – a day intextricably linked to Maeshowe in Stenness …
Trench P. 2015.

Thursday throwback: excavation under way in Trench P in 2015

We’ve got a blast from the past this evening after recovering a forgotten (and assumed lost) cache of video footage from a defunct hard drive …
Picture: National Museums Scotland

‘Rediscovering a lost Neolithic tomb’ – OAS talk recording now online

The recording of the Orkney Archaeology Society (OAS) talk on the rediscovery and excavation of a Maeshowe-type chambered cairn in Holm …
2023: Trench T. (Jim Rylatt)

Drone views of Structure Twenty-Seven

Drone footage of Structure Twenty-Seven from Professor Scott Pike and Jim Rylatt …