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Skara Brae

Anna Ritchie

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Neolithic village on the shore of the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of mainland Orkney, Scotland. During its occupation, between c. 3100 and c. 2500 BC, the village was set in open grassland well back from the shore; its present exposed situation is the result of marine erosion. Skara Brae was discovered as a result of storm damage to the sand-dunes in 1850, and there have been several excavations since then, the

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