THE image of our Neolithic ancestors as simple souls carving out a primitive existence has been dispelled.
A groundbreaking excavation of a 5,000-year-old temple complex in Orkney has uncovered evidence to suggest that prehistoric people were a great deal more sophisticated than previously thought.
The archaeological dig at the Ness of Brodgar, which is still in its early stages, has already thrown up discoveries that archaeologists say will force us to re-evaluate our understanding of how our ancestors lived.
The picture that has emerged so far points to a complex and capable society that displayed impeccable workmanship and created an integrated landscape. Read more.
Well, that was a busy 3 weeks but I’ve enjoyed myself so much. We wrapped up the site on Friday and had an end of dig celebration and sadly it’s now all over for another year. I have 150 photos to organise before I start uploading them.
This week I will be visiting the Ness of Brodgar but only as a visitor. I’m really looking forward to it.