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UK Festival of Archaeology gets under way

The second part of the Council for British Archaeology’s Festival of Archaeology kicks off today, Saturday, October 24. The festival, now in its 29th year, offering hundreds more opportunities to get involved in archaeology...

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November date set for launch of Ness interim volume

A new book providing a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the Ness of Brodgar is due to be published next month. Excavation at the Ness began in 2006 and the project’s interim monograph, The...

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Carved stone ball competition winner

The winner of our carved stone ball competition was drawn out of the hat this morning and the prize is on its way to Jo Hepton. We had a marvellous response from all over...

‘Wolf and Owl’ book helps boost Ness funds

A new chidren’s book by US author Antoinette Sarcinella is benefiting the ongoing Ness fundraising campaign. Wolf and Owl Remember takes the reader through a full life circle journey of Native American Kumi, from...

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A ‘Neolithical Mystery Tour’ of Orkney

National Geographic photojournalist Jim Richardson has published a “storymap” of Neolithic Orkney, giving readers a glimpse into life 5,000 years ago. The storymap – described by Jim as a “marriage of storytelling and fascinating...

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Win a carved stone ball…

Our virtual dig season for 2020 may be over, but now we’ve got our sights firmly set on 2021. The closure of the site this summer has, as expected, had a serious impact on...

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A sad anniversary…

A year ago today we said a very sad farewell to one of the trusted, popular and loyal members of the Ness team – site director Nick’s dog Bryn, who passed away after a...