Sites & cities that bear the name of Knap of Howar

Knap of Howar

Today in : United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
First trace of activity : 3,700 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : 2,800 B.C.E

Description : The Knap of Howar on the island of Papa Westray in Orkney, Scotland is a Neolithic farmstead which may be the oldest preserved stone house in northern Europe. Radiocarbon dating shows that it was occupied from 3700 BC to 2800 BC, earlier than the similar houses in the settlement at Skara Brae on the Orkney Mainland.

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