Subsampled and optimised 3D model of Skara Brae. Greyscale values indicate quality of acquired points. 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 6 lies on the south-eastern side of the main east-west passageway through the village. When House 6 was originally excavated it was shown as a single area of occupation but is now it is seen as being made of two chambers. The southern chamber which, contains the hearth, may be a reuse of a house from the earlier phases of occupation. As such House 6 may demonstrate reuse and continuity of the different phases at Skara Brae. 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