Neolithic Ness of Brodgar Student Stories

The hidden histories of the Ness of Brodgar

University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute MSc student Will Lowe is undertaking his work placement with us in the Marketing Department here at Orkney College.

As part of his project Will is looking at post excavation processes and the ways in which information is shared across both the academic and wider community.

Cata Sand Excavation Neolithic Sanday

Cata Sand dig now under way in Sanday following online appeal

The excavation of Neolithic houses found on the beach at Cata Sand, Sanday, Orkney is now under way.

Teams from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute and the University of Central Lancashire arrived on the island last weekend to uncover the site and begin a series of excavations centred on the sites at Cata Sand settlement and Tresness tomb.

Bronze Age Cata Sand Excavation Neolithic Sanday

A summer of archaeology in Orkney – Part Two

This is the second in a series of blog posts looking at the main findings from the excavations undertaken by the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute during the summer of 2018. This time we examine the fascinating excavations on Sanday – one of the northern most islands in Orkney.

Excavation Neolithic Ness of Brodgar

The Ness of Brodgar- summer 2017

Hints at links between the Ness of Brodgar and the Stonehenge area were unearthed this summer, during a record-breaking season at the Stenness site. Over the eight-week excavation, around 21,500 visitors made their way to the Ness, where a team of international diggers were hard at work on the Stone Age complex.