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.
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.