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Ness of Brodgar

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork


Visited 4.6.12

They are currently doing road works next to the site – not sure if this is for sea defences or widening the road which is single track at this point?

Karen parked a bit further down the road and I hopped on the small stone wall to see what I could see? All I could see was the previous years dig fully covered in tarpaulin.
The site is quite a large area.

At this point a car pulled up and wound the window down.
It was a Historic Scotland ‘Ranger’ who wanted to know what I was up to?
When I explain I was informed that this year’s dig wouldn’t be starting until 16th July.
I said ‘ok, thanks’ and she drove off while I walked back to the car.

It will be of interest to see what they unearth this year?
Posted by CARL
9th July 2012ce

Comments (1)

See Orkneyjar for an EXCELLENT "video summary" by Alan Sandford plus detailed daily diaries for the 2012 season. (WE were there too early too!) Posted by tomatoman
10th January 2013ce
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