Banks tomb; video blog of the dig.

Exciting news from Orkney! A new Neolithic tomb has been unearthed, quite by accident it would seem too! While Orkney is not short on burial chambers from the Neolithic (think of the famous Maeshowe and the Cuween Burial chamber above Finnstown) what is so exciting is that this time the excavation can be seen via … Continue reading Banks tomb; video blog of the dig.

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My Soul Land.

"We cannot live fully without the treasury our ancestors have left us" George Mackay Brown  I knew of Orkney, but like many, was not sure exactly where it was! I knew of Scara Brae and Maeshowe and in my youth, I always had great ambitions to visit them one day. I never did, life got … Continue reading My Soul Land.

A Thousand Screaming Spirits…

Cuween Chambered Cairn by Tim Miller.   I should go on my hands and knees to you, you farmers from five thousand years ago. Even though your skulls are no longer here or the small skulls of your two dozen dogs, in retrospect I realize how wise I was, dipping in and out of your … Continue reading A Thousand Screaming Spirits…