Archaeology Ness of Brodgar

Exceptional stone axe discoveries at the Ness of Brodgar

The Ness of Brodgar is one of the largest and most important Neolithic excavations in Northern Europe.

The dig is continuing to reveal an increasingly large complex of monumental Neolithic structures together with ‘artwork’, over 30,000 pieces of pottery, large assemblages of bones and stone tools – including over 30 unique stone axes.

Neolithic Ness of Brodgar

Location, location, location…

One of the attractions of the Ness of Brodgar excavation site is the location. Situated on an isthmus between the Loch of Stenness and the Loch of Harray, with the Ring of Brodgar to the north-west and the Stones of Stenness to the south-east, there are few archaeological sites in the UK that are more beautiful.

Neolithic Ness of Brodgar

The amazing Ness of Brodgar

The sheer scale of the Neolithic archaeology concentrated in one small area, the amazing stonework, the stunning location and of course the incredible artefacts that are continually coming out of the site. Just yesterday the first decorated stone emerged from the ground.