HU3909 : Jarlshof prehistoric village

taken 47 years ago, near to Sumburgh, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Jarlshof  prehistoric village
Jarlshof prehistoric village
Interesting to note that this scene is very similar to one taken by Colin Smith 36 years later HU3909 : Prehistoric Village, Jarlshof
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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Date Taken
June 1974   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 22 November, 2008
Category
Ancient site > Ancient site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 397 095 [100m precision]
WGS84: 59:52.1354N 1:17.4852W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 398 095
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Shetland Islands  Jarlshof  Then and Now  Islands  Historic Site 

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