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House 2

SC 336091

Description House 2

Catalogue Number SC 336091

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of A 83803 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 smaller of the two buildings and acted as a workshop. Upright stone slabs divide it into three rooms. The innermost had shelves and cupboards whilst the central area had a hearth. 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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