Video Archive

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

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