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P000524

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P number: P000524
Old photograph number: C03234
Caption: Skara Brae is a small prehistoric village of six to eight houses, situated on the shore of the Bay of Skaill, on mainland Orkney. The settlement dates from c. 3100 to 2500 BC.
Description: Skara Brae is a small prehistoric village of six to eight houses, situated on the shore of the Bay of Skaill, on mainland Orkney. The settlement dates from c. 3100 to 2500 BC. Most of the houses display a remarkable uniformity of design. This view shows the interior of one of the houses with a dresser, constructed from local flagstone; and stone boxes, with joints cemented with clay to make them water-tight, in which limpets were soaked to make them effective for fish bait.
Date taken: 01/06/1930
Photographer: Strachan, W.E.J.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 318500
Y latitude/northing: 1023500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 190.51 KB; 1000 x 732 pixels; 85 x 62 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 194 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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