Artefacts

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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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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During the 2019 season, we all got very excited about the discovery of what appeared to be a second human ...
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Three tiny flint tools are the latest evidence of Mesolithic activity on the Ness of Brodgar peninsula. Previous finds of ...
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On August 6, a small, decorated stone was removed from the cell outside the eastern entrance to Structure Twelve. The ...
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Four more photographs of the incised stone found in the cell outside Structure Twelve's eastern entrance today. Click on any ...
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The light this morning was slightly better than yesterday, so here's a few more pictures of easily reached sections of ...
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Another difficult stone to photograph - not only because of the light this afternoon but its sheer size. But hopefully ...
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Working around the entrance to Structure Twelve there is a key rule... ... all stone removed from the area must ...
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