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Ness of Brodgar

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Dig diary: Friday 29th July 2011

From Twitter:

@orkneyjar: "Pic now online. Behold the "Brodgar Boy" - Neolithic figurine unearthed at Ness of Brodgar dig."

Pic of the figurine -

Full article -

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goffik Posted by goffik
30th July 2011ce

Comments (1)

They say they would like an expert to confirm it really is a 'figurine' (hardly surprising because as well as the two putative eyes there is another small hollow the same size to the right and below, at the groove/'neck'). Also this came from a later period structure where it may be an intrusion from another period, so context needs firming up. In my opinion though too wee for a sinker or loom weight it nevertheless could be the top of one with the 'neck' a groove for a rope loop. Someone gave too good a yank.
But this other view is suggestive of a haft, or at least a handle of some description
wideford Posted by wideford
1st August 2011ce
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