Ness of Brodgar Excavation Blog

Surrounded by archaeology. Doug at work in Trench J.

Dig Diary – Thursday, July 12, 2018

Day Nine Agreement in Trench T We have no wish to be critical of our profession, but if two or three archaeologists are gathered together it is wise to expect at least six differing...

Dig Diary – Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Day Eight Fantastic finds and a family atmosphere One of the nicest things about working at the Ness is the genuine family atmosphere. Many of our diggers come back year after year and today...

Declan with the butt end of a polished stone axe he found in Trench Y today.

Dig Diary – Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Day Seven Calm reigns supreme Can the moon influence the behaviour of people? Somewhere, lurking at the back of our minds, we have a vague recollection of accounts of just such an effect. We...