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Stone Age Farmers Beside the Sea: Scotland's Prehistoric Village of Skara Brae

One of the earliest prehistoric European sites found, Skara Brae is located in the sand dunes of one of Scotland's Orkney Islands. This description of the Stone Age settlement includes how it was discovered and what it reveals about life in prehistoric times.

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