Interactive quicktime panorama of House 4. Skara Brae is an archaeological site with exceptionally well preserved remains that show the stone built furniture and internal structure of ten Neolithic houses and their narrow connecting passageways. Radio Carbon dates show that the village was occupied for around 600 years between 3200 and 2200 BC. There appear to be two main structural phases to the occupation. House 4 lies on the south-eastern side of the main east-west passageway through the village - to which it is joined by a substantial entrance passage. There are further small buildings to the east of House 4 which appear to be part of an earlier phase of occupation. House 4 is however one of the larger later houses at Skara Brae. Although slightly off set to the side, the floor area is nevertheless organised in a similar way with rectangular beds around a hearth. There are a number of chambers within the walls of this house which help to increase it’s usable space. The monument is now managed by Historic Scotland and is a key element of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site.

CountryUnited Kingdom
CollectionCMC - CMC Associates Ltd.
Year3180 BCE, 2500 BCE
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Subject TermsSettlement
Provider3D ICONS