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Archive Stories

  Sea level results lead to radical rethink over World Heritage Site landscape - A radically different picture of the prehistoric landscape around Orkney’s World Heritage Site is beginning to emerge – a landscape which perhaps didn’t feature the Stenness and Harray lochs.
  Salt Knowe - Orkney's Silbury Hill? - A combination of modern research and antiquarian “excavation” looks like confirming that a massive mound to the west of the Ring of Brodgar was not a chambered cairn.
  Re-evaluating stone circles - In what is probably the first in-depth study into the construction of Orkney's stone rings, Dr Colin Richards suggests that it was not necessarily the stone circles that were significant but rather the act of constructing them.
  Ongoing geophysics project continues to reveal secrets of Brodgar - the latest set of geophysics scans on the Ness of Brodgar continues to shed light the stone circle and the landscape around it.
  New questions raised by geophysics surveys of Brodgar peninsula
The Ring of Brodgar
The Ness of Brodgar
Orkney's World Heritage Site
Archaeology around the Ness of Brodgar
The Standing Stones of Stenness
Rethinking the great stone circles of Northwest Britain - a paper by Dr Colin Richards