Category: Ceramics

Introducing ceramics: An abundance of pottery

By Roy Towers When you think about the Ness of Brodgar one word which comes to mind is “abundance”. There is an abundance of magnificent stone structures, an abundance of stone decoration and artefacts...

Decorated Grooved Ware Pottery Sherd

Pot sherd – before and after…

Hot off the press! A before and after shot of a classic sherd of Neolithic Grooved Ware pot from Structure Twelve. Picture one (above) shows the sherd emerging and picture two (below), taken this...

The coloured pottery sherd from Structure Twelve.

Another sherd of coloured pottery

While Roy Towers our ceramics expert was studying some pot from the later phases of Structure Twelve, he came across another rather fine example of coloured pottery. This body sherd is coloured pink/red –...

More coloured pottery from the Ness

The remarkable Neolithic ceremonial site at the Ness of Brodgar has a habit of springing surprises on those who work there. Ceramics specialist Roy Towers from the Archaeology Institute of the University of the...