Pre-historic cupboards


There is something very satisfying about tidily putting things away as Mrs History has been doing with our new storage cupboards recently.

The occupants of the eight stone built neolithic houses at Skara Brae, Orkney had stone-built pieces of furniture, including storage boxes, cupboards and dressers.  One of the houses has small cubicles, possibly for the storage of tools such as axes and other flint items – an early shed perhaps!


Furniture at Skara Brae

Photo by Wknight94  via Wikimedia Commons

Five thousand years on our houses may have changed a bit but the basic principles of what we furnish them with have stayed much the same.

Mrs History Stone Age to Iron Age sessions are an ideal way for children to understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, similarity, difference and connections.  Contact us for more details.





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