Category: Post-excavation

An image of the latest Ness of Brodgar fingerprints captured using Reflectance Transformation Imaging. (Jan Blatchford)

Latest prehistoric fingerprints from the Ness belonged to 13-year-old boy

The latest prehistoric fingerprints on a pottery fragment from the Ness of Brodgar belonged to a 13-year-old boy. Previous 5,000-year-old prints from the Neolithic complex in Orkney were identified as belonging to both adolescent and adult males and the two new examples may be another indication of young potters being taught by more experienced individuals.… Continue reading