Category: Excavation

New Ness of Brodgar Downloads available

New additions to download archive

Two new PDFs are now available in our downloads archive. The first, Painting a picture of Neolithic Orkney: decorated stonework from the Ness of Brodgar, is a paper by dig director Nick Card and...

Ness of Brodgar Trench P image map

Clickable trench views now online

When it comes to the Ness, the sheer number of Neolithic structures can be a little daunting when reading about the archaeology. We’re currently sitting at 36 on site – the buildings are numbered...

Video – Trench P in 2008

Looking back it’s incredible to see the changes in the site over the past 12 years! This short video – it was a test, hence the terrible quality – shows work under way in...

From the Art Hut

This year the Art Hut hosted four artists: Jeanne Bouza Rose, Diane Eagles, Karen Wallis, and Annie Wright. For the first four weeks of the excavation, Annie Wright took photos of the diggers and...

Trench J in all its 3D glory…

 Trench J, and with it Structures Five and Thirty-Two and the “Great Wall of Brodgar”, may have been covered over today, but you can revisit it in detail with this new 3D model...

A day of sandbags, tarps and tyres…

It’s been a long, hard day of manual labour in some not-so-pleasant weather conditions, but we’ve covered over around 90 percent of the site. Aided by volunteers from the public as well as a...

Dig Diary – Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Day Thirty-Eight Physical traces of a Neolithic potter? This, dear readers, is our last diary of the 2019 excavation season at the Ness. You will have realised that there are certain people who are...