Category: Video

A heat-affected chunk of red sandstone found in Structure Ten. This was located beside the 'painted' orthostat mentioned yesterday and may have been used to create the red pigment. (Sigurd Towrie)

Video – ‘Why Rocks?’

  Today’s Orkney International Science Festival talk by Dr Martha Johnson, highlighting the Ness of Brodgar rocks that don’t fit the local geology, and showing clues to their origins.… Read more
Three of the five polished stone axes found on site this summer. See them, and more, at Sunday's Open Day.

Video – ‘The Ness in Rock and Stone’

Today's Orkney International Science Festival talk featuring Ness of Brodgar site director Nick Card, Dr Ann Clark and Dr Antonia Thomas of the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute. Read more
Rhind Lectures 2020: Number 6

Rhind Lectures 2020: Number 6

All change around 2500/2400 BC? End of the ‘Scottish Neolithic’ and the future of Neolithic studies   The last of this year’s Society of Antiquaries of Scotland’s annual Rhind lectures,… Read more
Rhind Lecture 2020 Number 5

Rhind Lectures 2020: Number 5

‘Not just a load of old balls’: Late Neolithic developments and the creation of a new world order   In this year’s Society of Antiquaries of Scotland’s annual Rhind lectures,… Read more
Rhind Lectures - No 3.

Rhind Lectures 2020: Number 3

An everyday story of country folk? In this year’s Society of Antiquaries of Scotland’s annual Rhind lectures, Dr Alison Sheridan is bringing together the most up-to-date research to show how… Read more
Rhind Lectures 2020: 2

Rhind Lectures 2020: Number 2

The Big Picture and Regional Narratives   In this year’s Society of Antiquaries of Scotland’s annual Rhind lectures, Dr Alison Sheridan is bringing together the most up-to-date research to show… Read more
Rhind Lecture Number 1

Rhind Lectures 2020: Number 1

Neolithic Scotland: Changing Perceptions, New Approaches, Plethora of Data, and Contested Narratives   In this year’s Society of Antiquaries of Scotland’s annual Rhind lectures, Dr Alison Sheridan is bringing together… Read more
Nick Card and Anne Mitchell

Video: Book launch event and talk

  After months of hard work, the Ness of Brodgar interim monograph was launched at a special, socially distanced, event in Kirkwall last night. Discovered in 2003, excavation at the… Read more