Harking back to the balmy summer days of July 2019. A drone flyaround of the site, with excavation in full swing. (Scott Pike)
A short video from this afternoon.
After a day basking in glorious sunshine, Orkney’s weather does what it does best – change! Gales, rain and thunder saw excavation work cancelled this morning.
It’s forecast to improve in the afternoon, so hopefully we’ll get back on site and trowelling at some point today.
After a week of wet and windy weather, great progress was made in Trench J, and across the entire site, under bright sunshine today.
Day Four of the 2019 season. The weather hasn’t been kind to us at all so far this year, but was so bad today that all digging operations had to be cancelled.
Day Two of the 2019 excavation season and work continues removing the protective covers from the Neolithic structures in Trench P.
Last week’s pre-excavation lecture, in Kirkwall, by site director Nick Card.
The talk, hosted by the Orkney Archaeology Society, was entitled The Appliance of Science.
A splendid video from BBC Archives, featuring Cathal O’Shannon touring the Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae.
One from our video archive – work getting under way uncovering and cleaning up Trench P in July 2010.
The 2018 excavation season was blessed with nearly two months of uninterrupted sunshine and fair weather.
How easy it is to forget how bad conditions can be on site – as this video, by Joanne Bourne, from 2013 shows…