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House1

SC 336088

Description House1

Catalogue Number SC 336088

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of A 83804 CS

Scope and Content Settlement at Knap of Howar, Papa Westray, Orkney This neolithic settlement is at Knap of Howar. Until is was excavated in the 1930s much of the site was hidden by 4 m of sand. The settlement consists of two structures and would have been a single-family farmstead. This is a view of the house. It is the larger and better preserved of the two buildings. Upright stone slabs divide it into two rooms. A short passage leads from the outer room to the workshop building. Cupboards have been built into the walls. Many of the finds from the site are now in the RMS. These include bone and stone tools and fragments of a local pottery known as Unstan Ware. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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