Location: Orkney, Scotland
Dates: 4th July to 22nd August 2018
Cost: N/A
Age: N/A
Training / Experience: None
Accommodation: No
Organization: University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute / Ness of Brodgar Trust
Name: Sean Page
Address: Orkney College UHI, East Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1LX
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01856 569 225


Ness of Brodgar [Photo Credit: UHI Archaeology Institute]

Ness of Brodgar [Photo Credit: UHI Archaeology Institute]

The Ness of Brodgar is an archaeological excavation covering an area of 2.5 hectares at the Heart of the Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site, in Scotland. It has revealed a well preserved and sophisticated complex of monumental stone buildings enclosed by walls that are 6 metres thick; built and occupied by people over 5,000 years ago. The Ness has produced decorated and painted stonework unlike any other site. Its architecture is unique and it has given us evidence for stone-tiled roofing as never previously understood.

Tours are available Monday to Friday at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Saturday & Sunday 11am and 3pm.Booking essential for ‘Digging up the Past’ workshops for young people (see here to book) which will be running on: 24th July 2018 31st July 2018 7th August 2018 14th August 2018 Open Days will be 15th July and 19th August.

This site also takes volunteers who email in advance to take part.

Find out more about this exciting project:

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  1. Keith R Lay
    January 15, 2018 @ 9:01 pm

    I would be most interested in a dig of any era but preferably in or close to London and as soon to start as possible. I have no objection to payment. I’m fit and active and have had some experience. Thankyou. 2018


    • The CA Team
      March 1, 2018 @ 11:30 am

      You can find information about joining digs here:

      Our annual digs guide can also be found in our next issue (CA 338) out in the beginning of April.

      Hope that helps!
      The CA Team


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