Category: Structures

(Sigurd Towrie)

A detailed look at the life of Structure Twelve

Working through the website a few weeks ago, it became clear that the information on Structure Twelve was sorely lacking! The building, possibly once one of the most stunning on site – and certainly one of the most complicated to excavate, deserved more a more detailed account.… Continue reading
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Structures Five and Thirty-Two…

Our understanding of Structures Five and Thirty-Two in Trench J advanced considerably during the 2021 excavation season. As a result, we’ve updated the Structure Five page and added a new one to cover what’s known about Thirty-Two.… Continue reading
Structure Sixteen (ORCA)

Structure Sixteen

The heavily truncated remains of Structure Sixteen sit directly to the south of Structure Fourteen in Trench P. Measuring approximately five metres by three metres, and aligned northwest-southeast, it seems this small building was an outbuilding associated with Fourteen.… Continue reading
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Structures Thirty-Six and Twenty

The third part of a series looking at the lesser-known buildings at the Ness of Brodgar excavation site. Structure Thirty-Six When Structure Fourteen was constructed in the northern corner of Trench P, it was placed exactly over the top of the dismantled remains of its predecessor, Structure Thirty-Six.… Continue reading