HU3909 : Jarlshof - The Norse settlement (Viking)

taken 10 years ago, near to Sumburgh, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Jarlshof - The Norse settlement (Viking)
Jarlshof - The Norse settlement (Viking)
The Vikings left their mark at Jarlshof with extensive remains at the northern half of the site. The Norse settlement covers a period from about 800 to 1200 AD.
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
Saturday, 27 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 26 October, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 3981 0956 [10m precision]
WGS84: 59:52.1568N 1:17.4526W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HU 3983 0955
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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