Talk:Ness of Brodgar

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The Times: "Ness of Brodgar discoveries ‘rival classical Greece’"[edit]

  • "It is a site which may come to rank alongside the great archaeological finds of Europe. Already the neolithic palace which is beginning to emerge at the Ness of Brodgar on Orkney is being compared in importance to the great classical monuments of ancient Greece, and last week, as the summer’s excavations came to an end, the man in charge of the dig described it as “an archaeologist’s dream site”. Nick Card, the senior project manager at the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA), says that the discoveries being made at Ness match those of the great sites such as the Acropolis in Athens, except the buildings being found here are more than 2,000 years older.“I don’t think there is anywhere like it in British prehistory,” he said. “It’s of a scale that almost relates to the classical period in the Mediterranean with walled enclosure and walled precincts that almost seem to have a non-domestic function like some of the great sites in Greece. Suddenly, with the discovery of the complex of buildings your whole vision of what the landscape was 5,000 years ago and your perception of how people lived have dramatically changed. The Ness of Brodgar is an archaeologist’s dream site. It changes our view of the neolithic at every turn. And it’s several lifetimes’ work.”"

Catherine Turnbull, The Times, 27 August 2011 --Mais oui! (talk) 12:36, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

See also the Brodgar Boy :D Ben MacDui 13:29, 27 August 2011 (UTC)
Ta. Do I see a new article coming? ;) --Mais oui! (talk) 17:18, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

Missing text? New TV Documentary[edit]

"Recent finds include Skaill knives[8] and hammer stones and the another, perhaps even bigger wall" [sic]. The "the another" suggests at best an uncompleted rewording, but possibly a larger removal.

The BBC Two/HD TV programme "A History of Ancient Britain Special: Orkney's Stone Age Temple" broadcast on 9:05PM Sun, 1 Jan 2012 has just described this site in more detail: it's on the iPlayer and will be repeated on BBC HD Mon 9 Jan 2012 at 23:00 - I leave it to those with more archaelogical expertise to incorporate any new material. {The poster formerly known as 87.81.230.195} 90.197.66.103 (talk) 02:02, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

World Heritage[edit]

It is a bit awkward the way this is handled. The site is included in the Navbox for Prehistoric Orkney under the category "World Heritage Site" and is named on the article page for "Heart of Neolithic Orkney" but obviously was not explicitly included in the 1999 decision. If someone has a source clarifying the status of the site it would be very helpful.Drow69 (talk) 15:04, 30 May 2014 (UTC)