HU3909 : Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement

taken 2 years ago, near to Sumburgh, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement
Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement
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
Thursday, 20 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 25 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
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Panasonic DC-G9 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 398 095 [100m precision]
WGS84: 59:52.1406N 1:17.4422W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HU 398 095
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Archaeological Site  Norse Settlement  Historic Environment Scotland  Shetland 

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