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Orkney Venus

The Orkney Venus is the oldest representation of a human form ever found in Scotland and shows the earliest depiction of a face from anywhere in the UK. This tiny stone carving, found during an excavation by Historic Scotland on the island of Westray, has caused enormous interest among archaeologists. These fact sheets explain more about the discovery and its background.


PDF icon The Orkney Venus [pdf, 62kb]
PDF icon First Thoughts from Experts [pdf, 34kb]
PDF icon The Links of Noltland [pdf, 64kb]
PDF icon The Links of Noltland Dig [pdf, 59kb]
PDF icon Abstract Images [pdf, 62kb]

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