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Skara Brae

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

A late Neolithic (3rd millennium bc) settlement on Mainland in the Orkney Islands, overwhelmed by a sand dune and first uncovered by a storm in the mid 19th century. The settlement consists...

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Skara Brae

Anna Ritchie.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Prehistoric Art. 461 words.

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...

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Skara Brae

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

A late Neolithic (3rd millennium bc) settlement on Mainland in the Orkney Islands, overwhelmed by a sand dune and first uncovered by a storm in the mid 19th century. The settlement consists...

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Skara Brae

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of British Place Names

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 12 words.

Origin not known, unless linked with ON skarfr ‘cormorant’.

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Skara Brae

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 49 words.

a late Neolithic (3rd millennium bc) settlement on Mainland in the Orkney Islands, overwhelmed by a sand dune and first uncovered by a storm in the mid 19th century. The settlement consists...

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Skara Brae, Orkney, Scotland

Timothy Darvill.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 189 words.

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A Neolithic settlement situated on the exposed west side of the Orkney island of Mainland in the far north

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Orkney

John Cannon.

in A Dictionary of British History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 75 words.

A group of islands lying at the north‐east tip of Scotland. The islands are rich in archaeological monuments. Skara Brae

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Orkney

Charlotte M. Lythe.

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 149 words.

A group of islands lying at the north-east tip of Scotland. The islands are rich in archaeological monuments. Skara Brae

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Orkney

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 150 words.

A group of islands lying at the north-east tip of Scotland. The islands are rich in archaeological monuments. Skara Brae

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Orkney

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

A group of islands lying at the north‐east tip of Scotland. The islands are rich in archaeological monuments. Skara Brae is a well‐preserved prehistoric village, Maes Howe the best of a...

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Orkney

John Cannon and Robert Crowcroft.

in A Dictionary of British History

P ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 77 words.

A group of islands lying at the north‐east tip of Scotland. The islands are rich in archaeological monuments. Skara Brae is a well‐preserved prehistoric village, Maes Howe the best of a...

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Maes Howe

Anna Ritchie.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Architecture; Prehistoric Art. 825 words.

Neolithic chambered tomb, dated to c. 2700 bc, on the Orkney mainland, Scotland, c. 14.5 km west of Kirkwall. Maes Howe is among the finest examples of Neolithic architecture in western...

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