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The late Caroline Wickham-Jones.

The passing of a great archaeologist

With great shock and numbing sadness we learned today that archaeologist Caroline Wickham-Jones has passed away. Caroline, a great supporter of the Ness and Orkney’s archaeology as a whole, will be sorely missed and our heartfelt condolences go to her family and her many friends.… Continue reading
Woodturned macehead and stand

Macehead auction raised £260 for excavation fund

The auction of a wooden replica of a Neolithic macehead has raised £260 for Ness of Brodgar excavation funds. Created by Orcadian woodturner Michael Sinclair, the stunning macehead and stand were very generously donated to us by Bruce Bennison, a regular digger on site over the years.… Continue reading
...and its many coverings. (Sigurd Towrie)

Dates set for 2022 excavation

Next year’s excavation at the Ness of Brodgar will run from Monday, July 4, 2022 until Friday, August 19, 2022. Naturally these dates depend entirely on pandemic developments but, all going well, we are hoping to re-open the entire site next year.… Continue reading