HU3909 : Jarlshof - Bronze Age dwellings

near to Sumburgh, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Jarlshof - Bronze Age dwellings
Jarlshof - Bronze Age dwellings
The Bronze Age and Iron Age areas of Jarlshof adjoin each other. I think this view is from the former period looking towards the latter. Unfortunately it was such a dismal day when we visited that we didn't linger as long here as we'd have liked - and my lens was getting covered in rain drops as can be seen !
Jarlshof
Jarlshof is a fascinating excavated site on the very southern tip of the Shetland Islands near Sumburgh Head.
The site encompasses buildings from most of the ancient historical periods. Amazingly these have been kept separate such that they start with neolithic dwellings on the eastern side of the site and spiral around in a clockwise fashion through Bronze Age, early and late Iron Age, 2nd & 3rd century wheelhouses, Viking, Mediaeval and finally the C16th Laird's House. This represents a truly remarkable 4000 years of history on one site.
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Saturday, 27 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 26 October, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Period (from Tags)
Bronze Age 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 3984 0952 [10m precision]
WGS84: 59:52.1351N 1:17.4209W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HU 3985 0952
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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