Ness of Brodgar Excavation Blog

Dig Diary – Monday, July 4, 2016

Day One And we’re off . . . We’re back! After what seems like forever, the Ness of Brodgar is springing into life once more. Ten months ago, this most iconic of archaeological sites was...

Ness of Brodgar 2016 dig dates confirmed

The dates for this year’s excavation on the Ness of Brodgar have been confirmed. The dig will resume on Monday, July 4, running until Friday, August 26. Guided tours of the excavation site will...

The covers are back on . . .

Day Thirty-Nine   After eight weeks excavating in sun, wind and rain, the backbreaking task of putting the Ness of Brodgar to bed for the winter began today, Thursday, August 27. With the 2015...

Dig Diary — Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Day Thirty-Seven The baby in Structure One We have rather sombre news today. Five thousand years ago, a tiny child, who died, at or near, birth, was buried in Structure One. The discovery was made...

Dig Diary – Monday, August 24, 2015

Day Thirty-Six We begin today with a warning for the douce residents of Old Meldrum, in Aberdeenshire. There is a woman in your midst, charming and modest, who nevertheless has a most alarming way...

Open Day — Sunday, August 23, 2015

Over 1,200 visitors . . . We have had an absolutely amazing open day, with over 1,250 visitors enjoying a sunny, but rather blustery day. It’s been a busy day, so there’s no blog...