Heart of Neolithic Orkney - Skara Brae, Scotland


General Attributes
DOI10.26301/bg71-j789
Project NameHeart of Neolithic Orkney - Skara Brae
CountryScotland
StatusPublished
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Data Types

Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - Terrestrial18.0 GBLeica HDS6000 , Leica C10 Phase Based Laser Scanner , Time of Flight Scanner
Background
Site DescriptionSome 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.
Project DescriptionIn 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.
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Collection Date2010-08-01 to 2010-08-31
Publication Date2019-04-18
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
Entities
ContributorsHistoric Environment Scotland
CollectorsHistoric Environment Scotland , CyArk , School of Simulation and Visualisation
FundersHistoric Environment Scotland
PartnersN/A
Site AuthorityHistoric Environment Scotland
Citation
Historic Environment Scotland 2019: Heart of Neolithic Orkney - Skara Brae - LiDAR - Terrestrial . Collected by Historic Environment Scotland , CyArk , School of Simulation and Visualisation . Distrubuted by Open Heritage 3D. https://doi.org/10.26301/bg71-j789

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