Skara Brae – Neolithic Settlement Remains
Located on the Bay of Skaill, in the Orkney’s, Northern Scotland, can be found “Skara Brae” a Neolithic settlement.
Humans changed their way of life during the Neolithic Times, from hunters and gatherers with no fixed abode, to the farming and raising of animals. The changes took place over many hundreds of years. They found they could control their food sources, by the planting of seeds and cultivation of crops. They domesticated animals, which provided them with varied sources of meat; cattle, sheep and pigs.
The site date backs some 5,200 years based on archaeological excavations. There are ten single room houses, each measuring thirty-six square metres with no windows, and heated by fire. The roofs are all but gone, and we have to assume the roof was constructed from turf or timbers with chimney for ventilation. The village had constructed its own drainage…
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