Just off the northern coast of Scotland and located at a maritime crossroads for northwest Europe are the Orkney Islands. These islands have had a human presence for millennia. Little is known of the earliest settlers, even though many traces of their presence have been left behind.
The Ness of Brodgar, which is entering its 13th year of excavation this summer, is key to understanding these early people. It is considered to be one of the most important Neolithic excavations in the world.
Aaron Phillips and I were able to travel to Orkney last summer. We spent a month on the islands as we worked to document the history of the islands interaction and impact with the present. Our first documentary short from this experience is being released today. We are excited to share this up close perspective of archaeology in Orkney.
Follow this link to view the documentary short!