Artefacts

The Structure Ten carved stone ball in situ. (ORCA)
Chris Gee, of the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, discusses the creation of Neolithic carved stone balls ...
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Multi-hollowed cobble tool strip. Sigurd Towrie
There have been some spectacular finds from the Ness of Brodgar. Polished stone axes, maceheads and, of course, our carved ...
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"Rough" haematite examples.
It was something that had long been suspected but we have abundant proof that colour was an important facet of ...
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Stories in Stones - Professor Mark Edmonds
In this talk for the 2020 Orkney Science Festival, Professor Mark Edmonds considers some of the stone artefacts from the ...
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Although we don't have a huge number of beads at the Ness, the examples we have show exquisite craftsmanship. Unlike ...
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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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