Designer Home - Skara Brae

Here we see the interior of one of the nine dwellings of the Skara Brae - a prehistoric kitchen, parlour and bedroom combined. On the right is the larder or dresser, in front of which, let into the floor, is a stone tank in which, very probably, limpets were stored in sea-water. The open hearth is in the centre of the chamber, and at the back is a stone box-bed. Above the bed is a cupboard or safe, where perchance the housewife kept her trinkets.

From Wonders of the Past