Heart of Neolithic Orkney - Skara Brae, Scotland
|Heart of Neolithic Orkney - Skara Brae
|Download (Links to all available data types will be emailed)
|Data Bounds (approx.)
|LiDAR - Terrestrial
|Leica HDS6000 , Leica C10
|Phase Based Laser Scanner , Time of Flight Scanner
|Some 5,000 years ago, the prehistoric people of the Orkney Islands began building extraordinary monuments out of stone. Each of the four Heart of Neolithic Orkney sites is a masterpiece of Neolithic design and construction in itself. But together they represent one of the richest surviving Neolithic landscapes in Western Europe. The series of important domestic and ritual monuments gives us incredible insights into the society, skills and spiritual beliefs of the people who built the monuments. Skara Brae is a domestic settlement whose stone walls, passageways and stone furnishings - including beds and 'dressers' - survive to the present day.
|In 2010, Historic Environment Scotland partnered with CyArk and the School of Simulation and Visualisation to document five of Scotland's UNESCO World Heritage Sites in five years. These sites include the Antonine Wall, St. Kilda, Edinburgh, New Lanark and Neolithic Orkney. Neolithic Orkney is a grouping of neolithic monuments in the Orkney archipelago on the Northeast coast of Scotland that provide a rare glimpse into prehistoric life in Northern Europe. Documentation efforts at Neolithic Orkney focused on several key archaeological sites including Skara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar, Maeshowe and the Stones of Stenness. In August 2010, the project partners used LiDAR, or laser scanning, to record the present condition of the structures as well as the surrounding context for use in monitoring and to support the ongoing management of the sites.
|2010-08-01 to 2010-08-31
|Historic Environment Scotland 2019: Heart of Neolithic Orkney - Skara Brae - LiDAR - Terrestrial . Collected by Historic Environment Scotland , CyArk , School of Simulation and Visualisation . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D. https://doi.org/10.26301/bg71-j789