By Bernie Bell
(Pics by B&M Bell)
And on, to 2011, when I was feeling the edge of a reproduction axe, at the Ness………
2012 – view from the viewing platform – which helped a lot, to give some perspective on the layout of the structures….
This pic. shows the first proper Ness shop, kindly loaned by Beedies Nurseries https://beedies-nurseries.co.uk/.
Also – notice the stone slab roofing on the building on the right, across from the Ness dig site – evidence of stone roofing, has been discovered at the Ness, and I can’t help wondering if some of it was robbed, for nearby buildings? There’s a thought – a nearby farm building, roofed with stone shaped by people living in the Neolithic. Could be.
2014 – and I suspect a Standing Stone, so I took a picture…..
Definitely a Standing Stone, one of a pair, just up the hill from Trench T – 2017 – tho’ the stone’s been there a lot longer than that!
The purchase and donation of the house ‘Loch View’ by a generous supporter of the Ness, meant that work could begin downhill from the house, where what started as Trench T began to emerge as a complex set of structures.
I was so excited about Trench T, that I sang…….
Trench T, Trench T, Trench T, Trench T
Trench T, Trench T, Treeeeeeeeeeench Teeeeeeeeee
(Repeat – ad nauseum)
And, here’s the view, down from Trench T……
See also: A Personal Photo-Time-Line Of The Ness of Brodgar Archaeology Dig: Part 1