We reach out far and wide about the work at the Ness of Brodgar, for all ages and levels of interest: Orkney schools are site visitors; there is an Excavation Club for 12-16 year olds on-site annually; we welcome UHI Archaeology field - school students every year; Willamette University, Oregon brings a field-school to the Ness every year; students from across the world join us on-site, just to be able to say that they’ve dug at the Ness of Brodgar; hobby and professional Archaeologists world-wide have been involved.
Increasingly students are carrying out research into what’s emerging from the Ness: pot, bone, archaeobotany and archaeozoology amongst much else. Martha Johnson’s (left, drawing a wall) doctoral research into the rocks at the Ness is a major study of the geological underpinnings of Orkney’s Neolithic. That's Martha at the left working alongside Professor Mark Edmonds recording one of the walls at the Ness.
We have 2 Open Days each summer, full of explorations into how Orkney’s Neolithic folk lived and worked.
Our guide-book gives the best introduction to the Ness.
Site Director, Nick Card, is heading to the US, on an extensive Archaeological Institute of America tour in February 2017 – a great honour.
He’s given many talks about the Ness of Brodgar in and out of Orkney ….. the annual Ness round-up in 2017 will be hosted by Orkney Archaeology Society, held at the Orkney Theatre at 7pm on Thurs 15 June. The video below is a 2012 talk given to Glasgow Archaeological Society.