2024 will be the last year of excavations at the Ness of Brodgar site in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney.
Researchers at the UCL Institute of Archaeology have discovered some of the largest early prehistoric stone tools in Britain.
The excavation is open to the public on weekdays, from 9.30am-4.30pm till August 17 2022. And there is free parking on the site too.
“Next job is to put all that sand in those decaying sand bags over our path to even it out a bit and bed all the stones in.”
“We’re counting down to the start of the 2022 excavation at Swandro, we’ll be back on site from the 20th June until the 12th August.”
We’re sorry to announce that, due to unforeseen circumstances, this summer’s excavation at The Cairns has been cancelled.
After a pause of two years the archaeology dig at The Cairns, Windwick, South Ronaldsay, is set to happen again!!
“The actual structure of the ditch isn’t something that folk get a chance to see very often”
“A morning of turf removal exposed impressive stone curbing, which enclosed six neatly cut paving slabs.”
“Scottish archaeology is all about discovering Scotland’s stories and these are the chapters of people’s lives that we sometimes forget about, but that archaeology is uniquely placed to write. “