Cute Jewellery – Stimulated by Orkney’s Age-old Monoliths

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Cute jewellery has actually been crafted in Orkney for many years by Ola Gorie utilizing the amazing art of age-old civilisations that were once vibrant in Orkney. These have turned out to be essential jewellery pieces and are set to be a whole lot more desirable as the trend for our Neolithic heritage gets bigger. Cute jewellery is playing a modest part in distributing the message of Orkney’s fame.

The television presenter Neil Oliver fanned the fire in the New Year when he broadcast a feature with regards to the splendid Neolithic ancient monuments currently being revealed at the Ness of Brodgar. They are merely a stone’s throw from the burial place of Maeshowe whose artwork is shown on our cute jewellery and that of our other essential jewellery collection Skara Brae.

And yet there is certainly a lot more ancient stone architectural structures looking to become revealed below the sea. The current uncovering of a potential henge monument on the bed of a loch a few hundred yards from the Neolithic standing stones at the Ring of Brodgar is actually just the tip of the iceberg in the tale of Orkney’s ancient monuments, archaeologists believe. The ocean bed is considered the very last frontier for archaeological investigation, says archaeologist Caroline Wickham-Jones, and must be stripped aside through geophysical as well as other surveys to uncover the whole entire story.

No person has really performed this type of work before, specifically searching for submerged stone-built monuments across the UK. And most people have tended to ignore locations like Orkney simply because we have been known for stormy waters. So quite a lot of the work under the water for underwater constructions and archaeology has tended to occur in much calmer areas just like the Baltic.

The ring shaped characteristic lying below the serene waters within the Loch of Stenness in the Heart of the Neolithic Orkney World Heritage site has corresponding measurements to the well known Ring of Brodgar at 90 metres in diameter. It would seem to be a henge monument, an area encased by way of bank and ditch. But even further investigation is required to validate it is not a purely natural feature.

Sonar sensing coupled with seismic research – have exposed a cluster of potentially exciting features right next to the Ness of Brodgar site, where a enormous complex of monumental buildings is being excavated every summer. Alot more sonar and seismic surveys should be done to figure out how much more of Neolithic Orkney lies underneath the water. Core trial samples help carbon date the previous environmental changes.

In Neolithic times 5000 years in the past, sea levels were 3-4 metres lower than that of the present-day. The archipelago of Orkney’s 70 or so isles was one large island much earlier around the Mesolithic time 7,500 years in the past when many people first arrived there, with plenty of inland bays for fishing. Present sea levels were reached in around 2000BC.

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The challenge is to interpret what has been uncovered – the diver spots a stack of old stones blanketed in seaweed – but what is it? It’s hard enough carrying out an archaeological survey on land, not to mention in our waters with terrible visibility.

The Rising Tide undertaking is a venture involving the universities of St Andrews, Wales, Dundee, Bangor and Aberdeen and works on a multi-disciplinary strategy to take a look at former sea-level change and its particular effect on the prehistoric human population of Orkney. It is one of the first teams to perform in such a high energy environment also to be making use of such a mixed suite of strategies. They are coming at it by means of archaeology, natural science, oral history, geography, gizmos on boats and divers. The ocean bed may be the last unexplored last frontier on Earth in every way – when it comes to fishing, geology and in terms of human remains, say the archaeologists.

So, what is actually interesting and strange in Orkney, is the fact that we not just have beautiful Neolithic remains on land as well as potentially under the sea. People are certainly getting very thrilled about the most recent finds and visitor numbers this summer are anticipated to surge. Orkney organizations, such as our own cute jewellery designers, are gearing up for a busy season. The VisitOrkney tourist office is confirming substantial interest and enquiries.

If more carved stones are found they could well end up being a part of essential jewellery collections just like the Neolithic inspired pieces which happen to have stayed popular for decades as must-have cute jewellery.

If the idea of modern cute jewellery doesn’t ring your bells, but you are attracted by unusual jewellery that was inspired by images of the ancient people who lived on Orkney, then you might find something you like if you click here.

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