A brief introduction to Orkney’s prehistory

Skara Brae, Sandwick. (Sigurd Towrie)

Skara Brae, Sandwick. (Sigurd Towrie)

At the Ness of Brodgar excavation site we have pieced together a biography that spans millennia – from traces of Mesolithic activity to the site’s Neolithic heyday, through to the early Bronze Age and with a later episode of use in the Iron Age.

To place this biography in context, we are putting together a brief guide to Orkney’s prehistory to give website visitors a better idea of the site’s place in over 5,000 years of human activity.

The first pages of this new section are available here (and via the site left-side menu) and will be expanded over the coming weeks.

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