Ness of Brodgar Excavation Blog

Dig Diary – Thursday, July 19, 2018

Day Fourteen Welcome news… We have news about the whalebone, mentioned yesterday as being found in Trench Y amidst the hunt for the putative west wall. As it is in an extremely fragile state...

Declan, Mike and Marcus start the delicate process of excavating the whalebone found in Trench Y today.

Dig Diary – Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Day Thirteen Whalebone recovered in a day of ‘frantic archaeological activity’ Today at the Ness has been simply hectic, manic, or any other adjective you care to conjure up which accurately describes frantic archaeological...

Day Twelve in pictures…

It’s been a busy, busy week, so I’m catching up on the last of the photographs taken on site this week. Here are a few pictures from Day Twelve. As always, click on the...

The incised stone from the exterior of Structure Twenty-Six today.

Dig Diary – Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Day Twelve Discoveries and revelations… STOP PRESS – Just when we thought that all hope of finding any in-situ remains of the long lost wall in Trench Y, apart from robbing debris, was rapidly diminishing,...

Young archaeologists in the making.

Places available for young archaeologists

There are still a few spaces left for youngsters interested in taking part in this summer’s excavation at the Ness. Archaeology workshops, run by the World Heritage Site (WHS) Ranger Service, have taken place...