Dig Updates

Ness of Brodgar site before excavation
It is now just over 17 years since the discovery of the Ness of Brodgar complex and 2020 will be ...
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A cache of long-lost photographs from 2007, showing Trench J, (which was re-opened and extended in 2018), Trench M (opened ...
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The Ness of Brodgar today, flanked by the Lochs of Stenness (left) and Harray (right). (Scott Pike)
Standing on the Ness of Brodgar, you can see why the peninsula was chosen to site some of the best-known ...
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Trench P Aerial 2010
These days when we need a picture of the site from above, Professor Scott Pike sends up his drone. Back ...
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Visitors to the Ness of Brodgar site are always staggered to learn that we have excavated less than ten per ...
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Ness of Brodgar information panels available to download
Each excavation season we have a series of information boards placed across the site for the benefit of the thousands ...
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New Ness of Brodgar Downloads available
Two new PDFs are now available in our downloads archive. The first, Painting a picture of Neolithic Orkney: decorated stonework ...
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Ness of Brodgar Trench P image map
When it comes to the Ness, the sheer number of Neolithic structures can be a little daunting when reading about ...
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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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/ Artefacts, Excavation, News
Another flake of Arran pitchstone has turned up during the analysis of soil samples from Structure Eight. Pitchstone is a ...
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Looking back it's incredible to see the changes in the site over the past 12 years! This short video - ...
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Over the last few seasons we have discovered many sherds of pottery that exhibit colour. The Ness is one of ...
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