THE NESS IN ROCK AND STONE

September 5, 2021 → 5:00 pm6:00 pm

Dr Raymond Lamb Memorial Lecture

The archaeologists are back in action at the Ness of Brodgar this summer, with an audience worldwide wondering what may emerge next from the site. Meanwhile some fascinating insights are coming from the study of the finds, including the various stone artefacts, as excavation director Nick Card of the UHI Archaeology Institute team at Orkney College explains. Dr Martha Johnson highlights the rocks that don’t fit the local geology, and shows clues to their origins. Ann Clarke looks at the stone tools and their uses and users. Dr Antonia Thomas describes the main themes that have emerged from research on the carved stones. Several of the speakers are Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland who’re hosting and highlighting the session.

In association with the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, whose website features a tribute to Dr Raymond Lamb

You can watch this free event from here, through the YouTube link below, or if you’d like to join questions and discussion, you can also go to the Science Festival’s YouTube channel

In the presentation below, Dr Martha Johnson highlights the rocks that don’t fit the local geology, and shows clues to their origins, and she will join the group for questions and discussion after their own presentations on Sunday.

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