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“Ness of Brodgar – the true Heart of Neolithic Orkney?” by Nick Card, ORCA

Lecture by Nick Card, ORCA, on Ness of Brodgar Neolithic site on Orkney.

Lecture by Nick Card MA MIfA FSA Scot, Director of the Ness of Brodgar and Senior Project Manager Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology, on the excavations at the Neolithic site at Ness of Brodgar, in the Orkney Islands World Heritage Site.

The Ness is a massive Neolithic walled enclosure that contains numerous well preserved monumental stone buildings on an unparalleled scale –best known from its media coverage as Orkney’s ‘Neolithic Cathedral’.

This multi-award winning excavation lies at the heart of one of the richest archaeological landscapes in the world, the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site (WHS) between the great stone circles of the Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness, and in close proximity to Maeshowe, the finest Neolithic tomb in Northern Europe.

To learn more about this amazing site please visit the Ness of Brodgar on Orkneyjar for dig diaries, plans, photographs and much more.

Recorded at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 16 March 2013.