Interactive quicktime panorama of House 5. 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 5 lies on the south-eastern side of the main east-west passageway through the village. House 5 is one of the larger later houses at Skara Brae with a number of internal features. The floor area of around 40 sq meters is organised into rectangular beds around a central hearth. Opposite the entrance which leads off the main east-west passageway is a intramural compartment and lined floor-tanks. 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