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Article on the Ness of Brodgar

Informative article on the Ness from 2015
Posted by tomatoman
12th January 2017ce
Edited 12th January 2017ce

Comments (3)

There is more info in that article than we learn on the tv programmes wonder if the farming family will ever get their wild flower meadow, also do they get compensated for having all that digging on their land? moss Posted by moss
13th January 2017ce
Thanks greatly for this link, tomatoman. Have flagged it up on the Forum. Deserves it. Moss, Id be very surprised if the family were not adequately compensated for this very long term disruption. Soilwise, seeing what they want to have in their wildflower meadow, no problem. Whether they'll be around to see it is another matter. I've read of the layering of fine archaeology going back over at least a they access undoubtedly very important lower strata without destroying that above is not an issue that I'd like to have on my plate. I wonder IF there were funds if it would be possible to somehow reconstruct the upper layers elsewhere, preferably nearby, so that there would be a continuity of the hugely important geographic context, as this site was chosen by the builders for a reason. spencer Posted by spencer
13th January 2017ce
There is precedent around Orkney for constructing replica sites nearby. The one I've seen is on Sanday at Meur where a burnt mound was being destroyed by tidal action.
As to the huge challenge at the Ness of Brodgar site, I recommend Caroline Wickham-Jones' blog on the subject - "Thoughts on Ness of Brodgar":
Posted by tomatoman
13th January 2017ce
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