“The first photo I ever took at the Ness was of this piece of pottery, discovered at the dig in 2009…..”
““I was looking for something else in my photo folders when I came across this”
The latest prehistoric fingerprints found on fragments of pottery from the Ness of Brodgar belonged to a 13-year-old boy.
“I was marvelling at this – that a person can make something with such precision, almost instinctively.”
“the discovery of the chemical components of beeswax in the pottery of the Nok people provides a unique window on this relationship, when all other sources of evidence are lacking.”” Prof Richard Evershed
Five-thousand years ago, an Orkney potter sat down and began work. In the process of creating their clay vessel, the potter pressed a finger into the wet surface and left an imprint.
“We document this remarkable genetic continuity across changes in ceramic style. We talk about ‘pots vs. people,’ and to our knowledge, it’s just pots.”
Lotte sent me information about the current exhibition of her new work, at The Watermill Gallery in Aberfeldy.
Evidence has now come to light from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute research excavation at the Ness of Brodgar of woven textiles in use 5,000 years ago.