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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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Dig Diary - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Day Twenty-Three Friday, August 5, 2011, was another day of roof tiles in ...
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2014: Structure One on this day six years ago. The southern, original, entrance is in the foreground, with the later eastern entrance on the right. (Hugo Anderson-Whymark)
Dig Diary - Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Day Twenty-Two Wednesday, August 4, 2011, was a day of revelations in Trench ...
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Dig Diary - Monday, August 3, 2020 Day Twenty-One August 2011 began with a plethora of finds from Structure Eight ...
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Structure Ten Decorated Stone (Hugo Anderson-Whymark)
Dig Diary - Friday, July 31, 2020 Day Twenty Seven years ago today was a day to remember. It was ...
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Dig Diary - Thursday, July 30, 2020 Day Nineteen July 30, 2012, saw some intense thinking about the site by ...
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Dig Diary - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Day Eighteen We kick of proceedings today in Structure Eight, which has revealed ...
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2011: The complete 'Brodgar Boy' clay object from Structure Fourteen. (ORCA)
Dig Diary - Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Day Seventeen On this day in 2011, the "Brodgar Boy" emerged from Structure ...
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Horned Spiral Motif
Diary - Monday, July 27, 2020 Day Sixteen Structure Eight has a reputation for fine artefacts and it didn't disappoint ...
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