Interactive quicktime panorama of House 1. 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 1 lies on what is now the northern edge of the village. Part of its northern wall and possible further chambers were lost to the sea before the modern sea defences were built. As seen today House 1 is part of the second phase of later and slightly larger houses at Skara Brae. The floor area of around 35 sq meters was organised into rectangular beds around a central hearth. Opposite the entrance which leads off the main E-W passageway is a work area with stone lined storage tanks in the floor. 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