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From Skara Brae, Orkney

Postcard of Bone.
000-100-103-147-C
© National Museums Scotland

Bone

These animal bones were found at the Neolithic settlement site of Skara Brae in Orkney. They show butchery marks, providing evidence of initial food preparation sometime between 3100 and 2500 BC

Bone showing butchery marks, from Skara Brae, 3100 - 2500 BC

Skara Brae is a well-preserved Neolithic 'village', with plentiful evidence for everyday activities such as food preparation.


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Online ID: 000-100-103-147-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.1997.100 E
Date: 3100 - 2500 BC
3100 - 2500 BC
3100 - 2500 BC
3100 - 2500 BC
3100 - 2500 BC
Between 3100 and 2500 BC
Material: Bone; with butchery marks
Bone; with butchery marks
Bone; with butchery marks
Bone; with butchery marks
Bone; with butchery marks
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Where: Scotland, Orkney, Skaill, Skara Brae
Scotland, Orkney, Skaill, Skara Brae
Scotland, Orkney, Skaill, Skara Brae
Scotland, Orkney, Skaill, Skara Brae
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