Dig Updates

Young archaeologists in the making.
Day Seventeen After the torrential rain of yesterday, this has been one of these calm, slightly claustrophobic days at the ...
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Day Sixteen And the rain came down . . . Oh dear, oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear ...
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St 1 as viewed from Andre's mini-helicopter - fantastic
Day Fifteen Today, Friday, was a day of excellent archaeology and jaw-dropping technology to assist with the site recording. Mark, ...
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Erica investiates the realignment of the outer wall of St 1.
Day Fourteen Today, we will start with the best, the very best, find we have had in a while. Professor ...
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Aerial view of the Ness of Brodgar excavations. July 2012. © RCAHMS. Licensor www.rcahms.gov.uk.
The above aerial shot, taken by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), shows the ...
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Close-up of some of the incised decoration - each band is circa 1cm wide.
Day Thirteen We have had an interesting day on the Ness, if blowy, wet and intermittently miserable. Hugo, in Structure ...
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Day Twelve Media attention The growing importance of the Ness as an archaeological site of international significance has come the ...
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Day Eleven So, here we are at the beginning of week three on the Ness, with a new intake of diggers ...
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Dave finishes the record of sections in the central midden area.
Day Ten The end of week two It is hard to believe that one-third of the digging season on the ...
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The dig from the top of the spoil heap.
Day Nine 'Lifting Day' dawns Today at the Ness started bright and sunny, but with a distinctly nervy feeling in ...
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Day Eight On many archaeological sites, each day can bring a different pace of activity and excitement, and today is ...
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Day Seven Welcome, once more, to everyone out there in the archaeosphere from a very sunny and hot Ness of ...
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