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    Ness of Brodgar is an archaeological site covering 2.5 hectares (6.2 acres) excavated from 2003 onwards between the Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site near Loch of Harray, Orkney, in Scotland. It has provided evidence of housing, decorated stone slabs, a massive stone wall with foundations, and a large building described as a Neolithic "cathedral" or "palace".The site may have been occupied from as early as 3500 BC to the close of the Neolithic period more than a millennium and a half later.

    According to project manager Nick Card, the discoveries are unparalleled in British prehistory, the complexity of finds is changing the "whole vision of what the landscape was 5,000 years ago" and that "its of a scale that almost relates to the classical period in the Mediterranean with walled enclosure and walled precincts".Additionally, according to archaeologists in general, the site could be more important than Stonehenge.


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    Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn
    is a chambered cairn near Finstown on the main island of Orkney. Cuween Hill dates to around 3,000 BCE. It is a cairn of similar design to Maeshowe, but on a smaller basis. Cuween Hill was constructed as a burial place by a group of Neolithic farmers. It is located on top of a hill, and it has been suggested it overlooked the farms of those who used it.


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    Brilliant thread!

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    Would need to update some pictures here. old thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    Would need to update some pictures here. old thread.
    No worries! The important info is still there, and I as far as I could see the pictures dind't seem outdated.

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    An interesting thread and enjoyable thread and nicely presented too.

    I've been reading-up about the Scottish Orkney Islands this week as I'm intrigued about these islands, along with the Shetland Isles and their annual Viking festivals (Up helly-Aa) which is the largest Viking festival in Europe, and The Hebrides Isles.

    The ancient historic sites and the history in the Orkney Islands is fascinating. They have a lot of Norwegian, Norse, and Viking influence there too.

    I'm also interested about the Ring of Brodgar (or Brogar, or Ring o' Brodgar), a Neolithic henge and stone circle about 6 miles north-east of Stromness on the Mainland, the largest island in Orkney, Scotland. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Heart of Neolithic Orkney.

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    If you are interetsed in the Ness of Brodgar finds..

    https://www.facebook.com/AmericanFriendsNessBrodgar
    http://www.orkneyjar.com/archaeology/nessofbrodgar/

    It's a decades long project. There are supposed to be loads more out their yet to be dug up. Like acres.


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    ^^^
    Amazing that "Iberians" (or "Sardinians + extra WHG") built those:

    https://www.theapricity.com/forum/sh...kney-Islanders

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjlf View Post
    So much for "dumb primitive stone age man".
    ^^^
    But people who built that were not genetically Northern European:

    https://www.theapricity.com/forum/sh...=1#post5821796
    Last edited by Peterski; 02-22-2019 at 03:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjlf View Post
    So much for "dumb primitive stone age man".
    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    Heart of Neolithic Orkney refers to a group of Neolithic monuments found on the Mainland, one of the islands of Orkney, Scotland. The name was adopted by UNESCO when it proclaimed these sites as a World Heritage Site in 1999.

    The site of patrimony currently consists of four sites:


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