new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Dig at the Ness of Brodgar | by Craig Taylor - Orkney
Back to album

Dig at the Ness of Brodgar

Taken from a camera suspended from a kite line, showing the general aera of the dig which lies between the Standing Stones of Stenness and the Ring o' Brodgar.

 

This massive Neolithic settlement has been unearthed in Stenness, which has been hailed by archaeologists as being as important as Skara Brae.

  

The site at the Ness of Brodgar which lies in an area between the Standing Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar, known as the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, dates back between 4000-500 years.

 

It consists of various structures including the remains of a huge wall around four metres thick, which may run across the whole area.

 

Archaeologist Nick Card, who is site director at the dig, said that the area had 'lived up to and surpassed expectations', with a number of important artefacts also discovered at the site.

  

1,912 views
4 faves
3 comments
Taken on August 14, 2007