Ness spatulas in the research spotlight…
The spatulate stone tools found at the Ness over the past few years are the subject of a new research project this summer.
Archaeology Institute UHI undergraduate Gary Lloyd has been awarded a Carnegie Vacation Scholarship to complete the research, which will focus on the spoon-like artefacts, of which over 70 have been found to date.
Gary explained: “The assemblage at the Ness of Brodgar has not been examined as a group and the more complex examples may be unique to the Ness.
“There are 70+ stone tools that have been labelled as belonging to the stone spatula category and I am going to spend eight weeks completing an assessment, recording and cataloguing them, and determine if they have been found elsewhere locally or in the region.”