Night Talk: Archaeology on the Orkney Isles
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (AEDT)
Sydney, New South Wales
San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
Dr Nick Card, from Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology
The Heart of Neolithic Orkney on Scotland’s Orkney Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for some of the most iconic prehistoric monuments of Atlantic Europe: the Ring of Brodgar and Stones of Stenness; Maeshowe, a massive chambered tomb; and the exceptionally well preserved village of Skara Brae.
Recent research is radicalising our views of this culture from 5000 years ago. In particular the stunning discovery of a complex at the Ness of Brodgar enclosed within a large walled precinct is shedding new light on how this landscape was used and developed. Join Nick Card as he reveals a complex, stratified and dynamic society.
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