The site was excavated in 1938 and 1946 by Vere Gordon Childe, who also excavated Skara Brae on Mainland Orkney, and by W. G. Grant. Finds included flint implements, stone axes and balls, pottery and a stone mace-head.
- CHILDE AND GRANT A STONE-AGE SETTLEMENT AT THE BRAES OF RINYO, ROUSAY, ORKNEY.. Retrieved 24 August 2008.
- Rousay "Orkney Guide Book" Retrieved 24 August 2008.
- "Rousay, Rinyo" RCAHMS. Retrieved 25 June 2009.