(Ebook version [pdf] – print version available here)
THE NESS OF BRODGAR: DIGGING DEEPER, published in June 2017, is the fully revised and updated companion to THE NESS OF BRODGAR (2015).
The update features more than 100 new photographs, plus timelines, maps and plans.
Among the stunning images of the site packed within its 40 pages are those of National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson, a regular visitor to the excavations.
There are spectacular aerial views from the kite camera of excavation supervisor Hugo Anderson-Whymark, drone images from Professor Scott Pike of Willamette University, Oregon, incredible photographs of decorated and dressed stone from Orkney-based archaeologist and Neolithic art expert Antonia Thomas and commissioned photographs by emerging photography-talent Woody Musgrove, currently studying at the University of the Highlands & Islands Archaeology Institute in Orkney.
Written by the archaeologists of the Ness – and with a foreword by director of excavations Nick Card – the book sets the site in a global context and explains the events leading to its discovery.
It describes what the excavations have uncovered so far and looks at the incredible buildings and some of the more extraordinary finds in detail.
The site has been the subject of several TV documentaries, notably BBC Two’s three-part documentary broadcast in 2017, entitled Britain’s Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney and presented by Neil Oliver, Chris Packham, Andy Torbet and Dr Shini Somara.
The American Friends of the Ness of Brodgar paid for the publication of this updated book, as they did the first edition, as part of our program of fostering public awareness of the Ness of Brodgar.
Every penny from the sale of the book goes towards the Ness excavations and research.