Category: Excavation

Dig Diary – Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Day Two Sunshine and no midges! It is as inevitable as bone, stone and pot from the trenches. Yes, it’s the Ness of Brodgar weather report. We know it drives some of you mad...

Dig Diary – Monday, July 3, 2017

Day One We’re off again We’re back! July is here and so, with a cartwheeling of tyres and a snap and crackle of plastic sheeting, is the Ness of Brodgar. Should anyone have forgotten,...

Dig Diary Extra – Thursday, August 25, 2016

Day Thirty-Nine The season has shifted – goodbye Ness of Brodgar Over the past days of final planning and section drawing, sandbagging, tyre-rolling and tarping, we’ve had the occasional pleasure of migrating geese flying...

Dig Diary – Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Day Thirty-Seven Post-ex during the dig . . . One of the most popular members of the Ness team is Bryn the site dog. A handsome Border Collie, Bryn regularly patrols the site and...

Dig Diary – Monday, August 22, 2016

Day Thirty-Six An unexpected discovery The sky over the Ness today was grey and overcast and so, unfortunately, was the mood down below. It’s partly a hangover (non-alcoholic) from the frantic endeavours of the...