Skara Brae historic place
Skara Brae is a part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site. Inhabitants of Skara Brae were farmers who faithfully day kept cattle and sheep and grow cereals, but also red deer hunting and fishing. They are skilled craftsmen, working hard and a rock, and making pottery, many, weapons and boats rich decorated. Originally this site was redesignated from the coast: erosion of the beach is now threatening the Skara Brae. The village was planned as a group of sub-rectangular huts, with interconnecting parts. Their walls are made of sandstone slabs, Walling may form a corbelled roof. On the other hand, the whale jaw found on first floor Maisonette which may initially supporting a thatched roof rafters. All houses have the same interior design: against the wall facing the door is closet (some stone shelves supported on ‘ foot ‘ stone). This may be the case for the display of prized family, carefully positioned to impress visitors. In the middle of each hut a rectangular furnace, along each side of the wall bed, constructed from three piece set upright to form a ‘ box ‘, forms the fourth side of the walls of the House. On top of a bed, and a common feature of the interior of the cottage is a ‘ box ‘ limpet tank slab-built made impermeable by clay caulking.
In 1850 the great storm hit the coast of the Bay of Skaill, Orkney mainland, leaving a residential building sticking up through the Neolithic dunes that had covered them. A systematic excavation of the site has been carried out since 1927. Previously considered a Pictish village, the village is a large and mysterious Orcadian in the Bay of Skaill is still being dug-and change everything we know about the pre-Celtic era of Europe in the process. Skara Brae site was 5,000 years predating the pyramids of Egypt. In Skara Brae visitors can experience a clear impression of the reality of a prehistoric village and see the ancient houses are equipped with beds, dressers and chairs. A replica construction allows visitors to fully grasp the prehistoric home interior. At Skara Brae Is a cafe (that might have limited the opening hours in the winter) and a well stocked shop selling locally made crafts and souvenirs.