Dig Updates

In this talk for the 2020 Orkney Science Festival, site director Nick Card outlines the scientific techniques involved in excavation ...
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Diary - Friday, August 14, 2020 Day Thirty The weather saw excavation on this day in 2012 cancelled. Torrential rain ...
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Structure Eight aerial shot
Diary - Thursday, August 13, 2020 Day Twenty-Nine We begin today with another pillow stone - this time from Structure ...
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Standing Stones outside Structure Twelve
Diary - Wednesday, August 12, 2020 Day Twenty-Seven It was all go on in Structure Ten on this day in ...
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Skara Brae - Jim Richardson
In 2012, Jim Richardson visited the Ness to capture images for a planned National Geographic feature article. The resultant images ...
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Structure Eight Pillow Stone
Diary - Tuesday, August 12, 2020 Day Twenty-Seven The size and grandeur of Structure Ten continued to get clearer on ...
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Diary - Monday, August 10, 2020 Day Twenty-Six The 2011 investigation of the area around the presumed entrance to Structure ...
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The lines were drawn and the fieldwalkers ready to go - all assured that it wouldn't rain. (Sigurd Towrie)
Diggers and Finds Team volunteers come from far and wide to excavate the Ness of Brodgar but there is also ...
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2013: Fresh from Structure Ten, the carved stone ball is subjected to chemical analysis using Professor Scott Pike's portable XRF equipment. (ORCA)
Dig Diary - Friday, August 7, 2020 Day Twenty-Five It was officially given a name on August 6, 2018, but ...
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The recovery of large artefacts, such as stone tools and pottery, is just one part of the excavation process. What ...
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Dig Diary - Thursday, August 6, 2020 Day Twenty-Four We begin today in 2012 - another damp day in which ...
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Anyone who has been on a tour of the Ness will be familiar with the story of the notched slab ...
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