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Excavation photograph: House 1, general view of interior from E.

SC 336480

Description Excavation photograph: House 1, general view of interior from E.

Date 1929 to 1930

Collection Historic Scotland

Catalogue Number SC 336480

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of O 2668

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 inner room of the structure which is believed to have been the kitchen area. The great quern stone still lies in the same spot where it was originally found. 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.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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