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The Stone Age


We have explored the Stone Age settlement of Skara Brae in the Orkney Islands which was uncovered by a ferocious storm in 1850. The settlement is 1000 years older than Stonehenge! Archaeologists believe it was abandoned suddenly perhaps to storm damage as it is located by the sea. 

Its inhabitants would have been hunters, gatherers and fishermen. They lived in a small community of 8 houses all interlinked by small corridors of stone. Inside each house is a hearth, dresser, stone seating and bed spaces segmented by stones which would have been filled with bracken or heather to sleep on.

We created a floor plan of our house and built in stone just like our stone age ancestors. It has helped us imagine what living in this tiny village would have been like and how by building together we can create a community.

We experienced what it would have been like to make a fire and then cook on it during the Stone Age. Although it rained and we got very wet, Mr Holmes taught us all about fire building and we even toasted marshmallows.