Ness of Brodgar Excavation Blog

Dig Diary – Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Day Seven ‘Ask Anne!’ The weather at the Ness is beautiful and Trench T is also rolling along beautifully.  The team at this newish and exciting trench had an infusion today of our own...

Dig Diary – Monday, July 10, 2017

Day Six Yet another new structure . . . What a lovely way to start the week. Claire and her team are digging today in an extension to the side of Structure Twelve and...

Dig Diary – Friday, July 7, 2017

Day Five Pottery link to Durrington Walls? We can hardly believe it, but this is the end of the first week at the Ness with only seven more to go. Today was the first...

Dig Diary – Thursday, July 6, 2017

Day Four Extending Trench T Bright and early this morning, Mr Flett and his magic digger arrived to extend Trench T. The newly uncovered sections are to either side of the lower trench and...

Dig Diary – Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Day Three Over 200 turn out for first site tour of 2017 It’s quite something to be a digger at the Ness. Every year site director Nick turns down scores of hopeful applicants, and...

Dig Diary – Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Day Two Sunshine and no midges! It is as inevitable as bone, stone and pot from the trenches. Yes, it’s the Ness of Brodgar weather report. We know it drives some of you mad...

Dig Diary – Monday, July 3, 2017

Day One We’re off again We’re back! July is here and so, with a cartwheeling of tyres and a snap and crackle of plastic sheeting, is the Ness of Brodgar. Should anyone have forgotten,...