Knap of Howar, Scotland


Mark Cartwright
by Prepare For Travel
published on 08 July 2016

At Knap of Howar on the island of Papa Westray in Orkney, Scotland, a Neolithic farmstead may be the oldest preserved stone house in northern Europe. Radiocarbon dating shows that it was occupied from 3700 BC to 2800 BC, earlier than the similar houses in the settlement at Skara Brae on the Orkney Mainland.

59°20′57.66″ N, 2°54′39.06″ W

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