Foraging and Gathering

Now that we have chosen to investigate our questions using experimental archaeology, we have begun to set up our site.

First, some our our archaeologists set up make shift shelters using the string and furs that the Neolithic people would have had at the time (we didn’t have furs so we used waterproof sheets!).

Meanwhile, the other investigators spent some time seeing whether it was possible to forage enough food from the surrounding area. Despite finding plenty of things we could eat, we decided that it would not last us very long.

This meant that the people of Skara Brae must have had something else that gave them food other than gathering as their ancestors did.

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