Early Scotland

Scara Brae

Europe’s lost civilization « on: April 02, 2008, 02:23:47 PM »   SKARA BRAE In 1866 on the Orkney Islands, a storm uncovered a group of neolithic structures on the west coast

“The Orkney Imagination is haunted by time”
 George Mackay Brown   The Orkney Islands have a long and colourful history. It is no exaggeration to say that the isles are a place

Extraordinary claims. Ordinary investigations.

  http://forgetomori.com/2008/skepticism/dogu-figures-jomon-jedi/   Dogu figures: Jomon Jedi? April 22nd, 2008 by Mori Long before the invention of agriculture or the domestication of animals, the Japanese already lived on villages and cooked their

Ritual and religion in Skara Brae

For obvious reasons, we can only guess at the religious beliefs of the inhabitants of Skara Brae. They left no record of their beliefs and religious practices, so we are forced to

Skara Brae: An Ancient Egyptian Settlement

This is a thought provoking article and it is up to you to sort fact from fiction.   Ancient Egyptians and the Constellations Part 23 Skara Brae, dating back 3100 – 2600BC,

The Central Hearth

http://www.orkneyjar.com/history/skarabrae/hearth.htm Winter in Orkney is long and dark. As such it has always been the time when folk gathered around the fire to talk, tell stories and make music. It is not

Undiscovered Scotland

Most people have heard of Skara Brae, and most will have seen it in image and in imagination long before visiting. As a result we approached it with some trepidation. A visit

Daily Life in Skara Brae

There is no doubt that life in Skara Brae must have been that of a close, tightly knit community. Their houses followed a standard plan, with the furniture laid out in a

The Facts About Skara Brae

Skara Brae Prehistoric Village http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/places/propertyresults/propertyabout.htm?PropID=PL_244&PropName=Skara%20Brae%20Prehistoric%20Village One of the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe, part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site. Skara Brae Prehistoric Village Northern

The History Of Masonry

Ingval Maxwell Director of Technical, Conservation, Research and Education, Historic Scotland. Prehistory The introduction of farming into Scotland during the Neolithic period created a demand for permanent structures from about 4000BC. Dating

The Orkney Imagination

The Central Hearth

History Channel Video Clips of Skara Brae

The video clips may take a few minutes to load. These video clips are exceptionally well done. The first one takes you into the village. The second deals with an exceptional find

1. Where is Skara Brae?

In this map Europe is in purple. Skara Brae is a tiny island off the northern coast of Scotland. Scotland begins at England’s northern border.   Although a bit difficult to find

2. Scara Brae, Scotland

  The Village of Skara Brae, Orkney Islands, Scotland And so the people in the castle that you see at the top of this  picture, woke up one  morning to see that