A new podcast from History Hit, looking at Orkney’s Neolithic remains, including Maeshowe, the Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae and a section on the Ness of Brodgar, featuring Nick Card and Roy Towers.
In the summer of 2022, Current Archaeology‘s Carly Hilts visited the Ness of Brodgar excavation to see progress on the site and hear the latest thinking on the Neolithic complex.
Today, Wednesday, December 21, we celebrate the winter solstice – a day intextricably linked to the Maeshowe in Stenness.
Two zooarchaeologists from the UHI Archaeology Institute are among the researchers looking at the role of red deer in the prehistory of Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles.
The Development of Neolithic House Societies in Orkney: Investigations in the Bay of Firth, Mainland, Orkney (1994–2014), edited by Colin Richards and Richard Jones, is available as a free PDF via Oxbow books.
Professor Colin Richards’ investigation into Neolithic dolmens is up for the title of the Current Archaeology’s Research Project of the Year, with voting now open to the public.
Professor Ingrid Mainland and Nick Card are among the authors of a new paper on the faunal remains from the Ness of Brodgar.
Rock art in Neolithic Orkney is the subject of a talk by Dr Antonia Thomas in Papa Westray tomorrow evening, Friday.
Antonia will be joined by ORCA’s Chris Gee for a workshop on Saturday, November 19, looking at the inspiration, materials and methods used in the creation of Neolithic art.
Archaeologists will be back at the Ness of Brodgar between Monday, July 3, 2023 until Friday, August 19, 2023.
The UHI Archaeology Institute has a funded Masters by Research (MRes) studentship available, looking at the burnt bone assemblages from the Ness of Brodgar Neolithic complex.
A selection of photographs from this morning’s student field trip led by Professor Jane Downes, Dr Ben Elliott, Dr Scott Timpany and Dr James Moore.
The recording of September 2022’s UHI Archaeology Institute research seminar featuring Mairi MacLean.
Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament welcoming the successful completion of another excavation season at the Ness of Brodgar.
Programme of geophysics resumes in #Rousay, with talk on Friday evening. #Archaeology #ThinkUHI #UHIResearch
The archaeobotanical assemblage from the Braes of Ha’Breck, on the Orkney island of Wyre, is among those analysed in a new paper published in the journal Antiquity.
The rescheduled Shapinsay launch event for the Tombs of the Isles project will take place on Tuesday, September 6.