We’ve added a bumper batch of scanned photographs this week, showing the Blackhammer stalled cairn in Rousay before and after excavation.
A selection of scanned photographs from 1936 have been added to the Knowe of Lairo entry in our Tombs of the Isles resource.
We’ve been going through the archives again, this time adding pictures of the Rousay’s Knowe of Ramsay to the Tombs of the Isles listing.
Photographs of the 1934 excavation of the Knowe of Yarso, Rousay, have been added to our Tombs of the Isles resource.
Photographs from the 1932-34 excavations at Midhowe have been added to its Tombs of the Isles entry.
The fifth, and final, talk in our Tombs of the Isles series sees Dr Antonia Thomas discuss the rock art in the Holm of Papa Westray South chambered cairn.
Passage Grave Art in Orkney’s North Isles, by Dr Antonia Thomas, expands on last week’s talk and looks specifically at the artwork found in Orkney’s Maeshowe-type chambered cairns.
Dr Antonia Thomas sets the scene for her next two talks by exploring Neolithic architecture and art in the islands, with examples from sites such as the Ness of Brodgar, Maeshowe and Skara Brae.
The second part of Professor Colin Richards’ Tombs of the Isles talk is now online.
The first part of the second talk in the Tombs of the Isles series – Death and burial in Neolithic Orkney, by Professor Colin Richards – is now available online.
The first in a series of five videos outlining Neolithic chambered cairns in Orkney’s North Isles is now available in the Tombs of the Isles project section of the website.
We’re back in Sanday for this Tombs of the Isles update – with new photographs added to Mount Maesry – a suspected Maeshowe-type chambered cairn on Start Point.
Two updates to our list of chambered cairns in Orkney’s North Isles – Onziebist and Faray.
An unrecorded example of Neolithic rock art was the surprise discovery of the day during a walk and talk in Egilsay as part of ourTombs of the Isles project.