Visual Timeline: Skara Brae

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3300 BCE - 2600 BCE: Neolithic site of Barnhouse Settlement occupied.
 
3100 BCE: Neolithic village of Skara Brae inhabited.
 
 
3100 BCE: Neolithic Village of Skara Brae inhabited, stone walls built.
 
 
3000 BCE - 2800 BCE: The Neolithic chambered cairn known as Maeshowe constructed and in use.
 
 
2600 BCE: Barnhouse Settlement abandoned and partially destroyed by inhabitants.
 
 
2500 BCE: Village of Skara Brae is abandoned for unknown reasons.
 
 
1850 CE: Buried Neolithic Age village of Skara Brae uncovered by storm.
 
 
1913 CE: Skara Brae site is plundered by unknown parties.
 
 
1924 CE: Skara Brae is placed under guardianship of H.M. Commissioners of Works.
 
 
1924 CE: A storm damages the exposed village of Skara Brae and destroys one house.
 
 
1927 CE: Professional excavation and preservation efforts begin at Skara Brae under V. G. Childe and J.W. Paterson.
 
 
1999 CE: Skara Brae declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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