Open Day at the Ness - 20th August

The final Open day at the Ness of Brodgar this year is on the 20th August 11am till 4pm. 

Note: OAS members only tour starts at 10 am

Lots to see and do. Continuous tours of the dig.

Learn about flint knapping, making rope from nettles, examine bones with an expert, taste Neolithic cooking, Neolithic stone work and pottery.

Even more to see and do at in Stenness, lots for the kids, a great family day out !

Tea, coffee and home bakes.

 

Talk by Nick Card

Last night ( 16th June 2017 ) was a a very sucessful joint event between OAS and the Ness of Brodgar Trust, held at the Kirwall Theatre. This event was free to all.

Ness of Brodgar Talk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was a great turn out to not only listen to Nick Card talk about the progress and the plans for this years dig at the Ness of Brodgar but also the launch of the all new Ness guide book.

OAS were also launching their new newsletter which is £6 or free if you are a member. The ubiquise raffle was a sucess with prizes donated by:

OAS Ness Butterfly mug - OAS

Ness Baseball Cap - OAS

Photo print by Michael Vasey - Michael Vasey

Silk Wrap by Jeanne Bouze Rose - Jeanne Bouze Rose

Bottle of Moet Chandon - ECats Ltd

Bottle of Highland Park- ECats Ltd

Wooden Ball by Michael Sinclair - Michael Sinclair Woodturner

Sheila Fleet Necklace - Sheila Fleet

Private Tour of the Dig Site with Nick Card - NoB Trust

 

Three part BBC series on Orkney starts Monday 2nd January

Don't forget that the new 3 part BBC TV series 'Britain's Ancient Capital - Secrets of Orkney' that was filmed in summer 2016 will start on Monday January 2nd 2017, second episode Monday 9th & third episode Monday 16th January. The cameras were at the Ness of Brodgar for the whole of the season as well as visiting many other Orkney sites. 

Grants Awarded in 2015

The Orkney Archaeology Society fund raises throughout the year and all the money we raise from this and from membership fees goes to support archaeology in Orkney.

During 2015 the Society gave a total of £9595 in grants to fund a diverse range of projects:

·         £2400 to the Gateway to the Atlantic: excavations at the Knowe of Swandro, Rousay

 

·         £420 to fund analysis of micromorphology samples taken at the Ness of Brodgar excavation

 

·         £975 to fund radiocarbon dating of Pictish burials recovered in Rousay for the project:  ‘Putting Flesh on the Bones’

 

·         £800 to fund an open access online image library of stone tools from Orkney as part of the ‘Working Stone, Making Communities’ project

 

·         £1750 to the Cairns excavation, Windwick Iron Age & Pictish site

 

·         £750 towards the Hoy and South Walls Landscape Project Rackwick, Hoy archaeological survey involving local community volunteers

 

·         £400 to fund geophysics at the Braes of Ha’Breck, in the island of Wyre

 

·         £150 towards the Yesnaby Art & Archaeology Research Project

 

·         £400 to help establish an Orkney Young Archaeologist club

 

·         £650 Landscapes of Change: Archaeologies of the Rousay Clearances

 

·         £900 Prospecting for Orkney’s Maritime Heritage programme of marine and onshore survey fieldwork

 

 

 

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