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Excavation

Date 1927 - 1930

Event ID 545509

Category Recording

Type Excavation

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/545509

Skara Brae, a Neolithic/Early Bronze Age settlement dated from its close similarity to the settlement at Rinyo (HY43SW 20), is a cluster of seven huts, connected by covered alleys, all contained within a heap of midden material. There are three phases of occupation, all of similar nature. The buildings are of drystone construction. They had been covered with blown sand, in which were found two stone cists containing pagan, probably Norse, inhumations. (For full details see authorities).

V G Childe 1950; RCAHMS 1946.

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