Trench P at the Ness of Brodgar excavation site showing the huge Neolithic structures raised between 3100BC and 2900BC. Image credit: Hugo Anderson-Whymark
Top Archaeology Award for ‘Landscapes Revealed’ : Heart of Neolithic Orkney Book Wins Coveted Prize
Professor Jane Downes (left), director of the UHI Archaeology Institute, along with the other winners at Saturday’s Current Archaeology awards in London.
#Brodgar – Protecting the Path
It’s been several months since we last paid a visit to The Ring of Brodgar. We went on Saturday 11th of February 2023 to see how the protection measures were faring at this World Heritage Site
The Heart of Neolithic Orkney: Follow Up
We are grateful to a reader for alerting The Orkney News to the fact that we had not provided an update on this : How do Orcadians View The Heart of Neolithic Orkney? published on June 14 2020
The Rising & Setting of Ideas
“Statements that will hold good for all time are difficult to obtain in archaeology. The most that can be done at any one time is to report on the current state of knowledge.” Jennifer K. McArthur
Bits & Pieces At The Ness
“Now I’ll present some of the bits & pieces which are to be seen which are more peripheral, but still part of the place and what is happening there …..”
Stones of Stenness Car Park
At long last improvements have taken place and completed by Andrew Sinclair Ltd. They have really made an excellent job.
Orkney’s Ring of Brodgar
The Ring of Brodgar in Orkney looks impressive at any time but even more so when it is covered in a layer of snow.
Ness Of Brodgar Photo-Time-Line Part Three
“By 2018 – the dig had grown and grown – and the Ness had acquired a wind and waterproof shop……presided over by Sam….”
Ness of Brodgar Photo-Time-Line – Part Two
“And on, to 2011, when I was feeling the edge of a reproduction axe, at the Ness………”