Prof. Nick Card will discuss Neolithic Orkney Site at the Ness of Brodgar
What: Visiting Scholar Lecture: Secrets of the Ness of Brodgar: a Stone-Age Complex in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site
When: Thursday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Whitman Room in Ramsey Library
Free and Open to the Public
Professor Nick Card, Senior Projects Manager of the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology, University of Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute will present the second talk of the Spring 2017. Professor Card (MA Glasgow, FSA Scot), a member of Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site Research Committee, an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of the Highlands and Islands, Chair of the Ness of Brodgar Trust, and Vice-president of the American Friends of the Ness of Brodgar, will explore how recent archaeological research at this remarkable site is radically changing our views of the period, providing a sharp contrast to the Stonehenge-centric view of the Neolithic, and revealing a 5,000-year-old complex, socially stratified, and dynamic society. The Ness excavations were recognized by the American Institute of Archaeology as one of the great discoveries in 2009; named the 2011 Current Archeology Research Project of the Year; winner of the international Andante Travel Archaeology Award in 2012; and featured in a cover article in National Geographic in 2014.
Professor Card’s lecture, "Secrets of the Ness of Brodgar: a Stone-Age Complex in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site," will be on Thursday, March 23. at 7:30 p.m. in the Whitman Room of Ramsey Library.
The lecture is sponsored by the Archaeology Institute of America (Kress Lecturer 2016/2017) and the Departments of Art/Art History and Classics.