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Iron Age Dwelling at Jarlshof, South Mainland, Shetland, Scotland.  Photo by J. Demetrescu 2010 | A multi-period settlement complex that was in use from the bronze age until the 19th century -- over 3,500 years of virtually continuous occupation. The oldest remains, to the east of the site date back to the Bronze Age and early Iron Age periods.

Iron Age Dwelling at Jarlshof, South Mainland, Shetland, Scotland. Photo by J. Demetrescu 2010 | A multi-period settlement complex that was in use from the bronze age until the 19th century -- over 3,500 years of virtually continuous occupation. The oldest remains, to the east of the site date back to the Bronze Age and early Iron Age periods.

Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric archaeological site in Shetland, Scotland.   Discovered at the end of the 19th century, when a heavy storm exposed these Iron Age building some as old as 2500-1500 BC. Jarlshof was also inhabited by the Picts and later on by Vikings.

Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric archaeological site in Shetland, Scotland. Discovered at the end of the 19th century, when a heavy storm exposed these Iron Age building some as old as 2500-1500 BC. Jarlshof was also inhabited by the Picts and later on by Vikings.

Remains of the Munkerhoose Settlement, Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2010)

Remains of the Munkerhoose Settlement, Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2010)

Interior of Mine Howe, Mainland, Orkney, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2007)

Interior of Mine Howe, Mainland, Orkney, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2007)

Left Side of Interior of the Dwarfie Stane, Hoy, Orkney, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2010)

Left Side of Interior of the Dwarfie Stane, Hoy, Orkney, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2010)

Looking into the Entrance Passageway of the Vinquoy Chambered Cairn, Eday, Orkney, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2010)

Looking into the Entrance Passageway of the Vinquoy Chambered Cairn, Eday, Orkney, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2010)

Second Set of Steps in Interior, Mine Howe, Mainland, Orkney, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2007)

Second Set of Steps in Interior, Mine Howe, Mainland, Orkney, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2007)

Descriptive Sign at Glebe Cairn Site (2013), Argyll and Bute, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2013)

Descriptive Sign at Glebe Cairn Site (2013), Argyll and Bute, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2013)

Descriptive Sign for Fresh Knowe and Other Sites Around Brodgar, Mainland, Orkney, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2007) | Located near freshwater Loch Harray --thus, its name -- Fresh Knowe is an almost 200 foot tall elliptical mound measuring 125 feet by 85 feet. It is suspected of being an early Neolithic chambered cairn.

Descriptive Sign for Fresh Knowe and Other Sites Around Brodgar, Mainland, Orkney, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2007) | Located near freshwater Loch Harray --thus, its name -- Fresh Knowe is an almost 200 foot tall elliptical mound measuring 125 feet by 85 feet. It is suspected of being an early Neolithic chambered cairn.

Temple Wood South's Burial Cist, Argyll and Bute, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2007)

Temple Wood South's Burial Cist, Argyll and Bute, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2007)

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