Ness of Brodgar Excavation Blog

Geology matters 2 – Orkney rocks!

By Dr Martha Johnson The majority of Orkney’s rocks are sedimentary, specifically clastic sedimentary rocks.  These are formed from the compression of particles –  clasts – of eroded rock materials. Orkney’s sedimentary rocks were...

‘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...

Introducing ceramics 8 – the dimpled-base experiments

By Roy Towers Ceramics research at the UHI Archaeological Institute is not always about the Ness of Brodgar assemblage. Through ORCA (Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology) we also do commercial archaeology work across Scotland...

Ness of Brodgar Polished Stone Artefacts

Geology matters 1 – why rock?

By Dr Martha Johnson Archaeology concerns itself with the study of past people and cultures. It involves the examination of the physical remains of these cultures – their materials, objects and structures. Depending on...