The Ness in 3d

Tom O'Brien

Explore Structure Five and the ‘Great Wall’ with new 3d model of Trench J

Another new 3d model, this time of Trench J and featuring Structure Five and the northern boundary wall – the earliest structures revealed on site. Trench J was the first major trench opened on site …
Tom O'Brien

New 3d model of Trench P and all its structures

 Wander virtually around Trench P with the latest 3d model from Trench J supervisor, Paul, created using drone photographs by Professor Scott Pike. This is the first full model of the trench since 2019 …
(📷 Paul Durdin)

Diary Extra – 3d model of pillowstone fragment and a complete example

Paul Durdin’s latest 3d model – the rhodochrosite pillowstone fragment from Structure Thirty today. Two other rhodochrosite pillowstones have been found on site – both in Structure Eight in 2011 and 2014 – while in …
(📷 Sigurd Towrie)

Diary Extra – 3d model of the timber plank in Trench T

Another new model from Trench J supervisor Paul Durdin. Organic materials do not survive well in the acidic soil conditions at the Ness of Brodgar, so the regular appearance of very small wood fragments, within …
Scott Pike

Diary Extra – 3d model of Structure Twenty’s wall face and pier

A new photogrammetric model from Paul Durdin showing a section of the exposed walls and pier of Structure Twenty, the confirmed building lying beneath Structure Ten …
New 3d model.

Diary Extra – 3d model shows where three structures meet

Another new model from Paul Durdin, showing the small, but complex, area, beside Structure Twelve’s western, central pier. Where buildings like Twelve have been built over the top of earlier structures, very careful excavation and …
(📷 Paul Durdin)

Diary Extra – 3d model of complete Grooved Ware pot

A new 3d model from Trench J supervisor Paul Durdin – this one showing the beautiful, and apparently intact Grooved Ware pot found between Structures Twenty-Nine and One on Thursday afternoon …
New 3d model of the Great Wall of Brodgar

Latest 3d model shows all the Great Wall’s newly excavated section

 Earlier in the season, Trench J’s supervisor, Paul Durdin, created a 3d model of the outer face of the northern boundary wall – the so-called “Great Wall of Brodgar”. Well, he’s done it again …
(📷 Sigurd Towrie)

Diary Extra – New 3d model of Great Wall of Brodgar’s outer face

A new 3d model of the northern boundary wall by Trench J supervisor Paul Durdin. The ‘Great Wall of Brodgar’ is a huge construction that spans the Ness of Brodgar. Over 70 metres long, and …
(📷 Sigurd Towrie)

Diary Extra – 3d model of drain between Structures One and Nineteen

This small model shows part of a Neolithic drain, visible after the paving stones that covered it were lifted. The drain runs in the space between Structures One and Nineteen and was probably constructed at …