Video: Art and architecture in Neolithic Orkney – a talk by Dr Antonia Thomas

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The third of the UHI Archaeology Institute’s Tombs of the Isles recorded talks, this time featuring Dr Antonia Thomas, the Ness project’s Neolithic art specialist.

In Art and Architecture in Neolithic Orkney, Antonia sets the scene for the final two talks in the series by exploring Neolithic architecture and art in the islands, with examples from sites such as the Ness of Brodgar, Maeshowe and Skara Brae.

For anyone interested in reading more, Antonia’s book is available to download here.

Funded by the North Isles Landscape Partnership (NILPS), the Tombs of the Isles project has documented the known, and suspected, chambered cairns in Orkney’s North Isles – and further investigated some.

The 'Brodgar Stone' found on the Ness in February 1925. (Picture courtesy of Orkney Library Photographic Archive)
The ‘Brodgar Stone’ found at the Ness site in February 1925. (📷 Orkney Library and Archives)
The decorated slab recovered from the same stretch of walling in 2015. (Ole Thoenies)
Decorated stone slab recovered from outside Structure Eight in 2015. (📷 Ole Thoenies)

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