Artefacts

Worked and Incised Bone
Worked bone is something of a rarity at the Ness. Not because people were not making things from bone but ...
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Spatulate Stone Tools at the Ness of Brodgar
The spatulate stone tools found at the Ness over the past few years were the subject of a research project ...
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Orkney vole remains from the Ness of Brodgar
Among the animal remains found at the Ness over the years are hundreds of bones from the Orkney vole (Microtus ...
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Three examples of pumice found at the Ness of Brodgar. (Sigurd Towrie)
While it may not be the most glamorous of finds from the Ness, that pumice played a role in Neolithic ...
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Ness carved stone ball
With replicas of the carved stone bone from Structure Ten going on sale online today, Ness of Brodgar excavation director ...
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A 3d photogrammetry model, by Hugo Anderson-Whymark, of the carved stone ball found at the Ness of Brodgar excavation site, ...
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Evidence of textile use at the Ness of Brodgar
We can confirm today that we have evidence of a woven Neolithic textile at the Ness of Brodgar - only ...
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The 'Brodgar Stone' found on the Ness in February 1925. (Picture courtesy of Orkney Library Photographic Archive)
In February 1925, a farmer ploughing a field on the Ness of Brodgar came across what was then thought to ...
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Decorated Grooved Ware Pottery Sherd
Hot off the press! A before and after shot of a classic sherd of Neolithic Grooved Ware pot from Structure ...
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With Travis, it is not enough to find just one piece of pitchstone – within hours of finding the rather ...
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Another flake of Arran pitchstone has turned up during the analysis of soil samples from Structure Eight. Pitchstone is a ...
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The coloured pottery sherd from Structure Twelve.
While Roy Towers our ceramics expert was studying some pot from the later phases of Structure Twelve, he came across ...
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