Early Metalworkers: the Bronze Age
4,000 Years Ago
Around 4000 years ago dramatic changes took place across Caithness. Instead of making tools, weapons and jewellery from stone people began to use metals. Bronze and gold were the new symbols of power. People were buried in new ways, many in individual graves accompanied by elaborate pots and jewellery. Curious stone settings were erected across the County acting as meeting places, lunar observatories and territorial markers. People expanded their farms, living on hills and river valleys in low timber or stone walled houses.
The people who lived during this period have left an enormous amount of archaeology.To learn more click on the links below.