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Buried for almost 3800 years on the coast of the Orkney Islands, Skara Brae, which means hilly dunes, is one of the oldest villages ever discovered. The Orkney Islands off of the northern coast of Scotland were hit by a ragging storm and the grass was striped off to reveal the village of Skara Brae. Skara Brae was said to have lasted from 3700 at 2500 B.C. and was a small, tight-knit community.
The Orkney landscape was quite barren. Not many trees at all so they made their houses out of stone and the island was small and mostly hills. The first settlers came at around 3700 B.C. It must have been hard not having much wood to burn or use.
The daily life in Skara Brae was probably very cramped and social since it was a tight-knit community. It also seems that no one was higher then the other and they were not judged on their possessions. Also due to the architecture,