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19 July 2010

Orkney Venus gets a partner

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Archaeologists have uncovered a second Neolithic figurine at the Links of Noltland dig on Westray where the Orkney Venus was discovered. The figurine is likely to be more than 4,500 years old. The figure is the same size and shape as the original sandstone Venus figurine but is made of clay and is missing its head, so stands only 34mm (one and a half inches approx) high. A thumb shaped depression in the top of the body shows where the head was attached with scorch marks from heat used to fix the head to the torso.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=28619

16 July 2010

Young people invited to join Neolithic Dig at World Heritage Site

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Young people in Orkney are being given the opportunity to take part in one of the island’s most exciting archaeological digs. ORCA (Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology) and WHS Rangers Service have teamed up to offer young people the chance to learn more about the Ness of Brodgar excavations by taking part in a series of archaeology workshops running this summer. The site is situated in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=28613

15 July 2010

Aberdour entertains a Royal visitor

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Visit Aberdour Castle on Sunday 25th July and journey back in time to meet Mary Queen of Scots.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=28575

14 July 2010

Venus effect on Westray

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As Westray locals and archaeologists wait to hear if the Orkney Venus will be named the Best Archaeological Discovery for 2009, the islanders have plenty to celebrate with the “Venus Affect” boosting the economy. Some local businesses on Westray are reporting a massive increase – in some cases up to 45 per cent - in revenue since last year. This is being attributed to the publicity the island has enjoyed since the discovery of the Neolithic figurine, affectionately known as the Westray Wife, at the Links of Noltland and the subsequent travelling exhibition of the figure around Scotland.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=28494

14 July 2010

Linlithgow Palace needs you

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Historic Scotland is looking to recruit a replacement focus group member at short notice for their project at Linlithgow Palace over three Saturday afternoons this summer. You’d need to be able to come to Linlithgow Palace between 2 and 4pm on Saturdays 24th and 31st July and 7th August.

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/largertext/news_search_results.htm/news_article.htm?articleid=28554

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