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Two things for history today - first thing is to finish up that work on the village of Skara Brae we started last week (if you don't know your PurpleMash login, ask your grown up to message me on Dojo).


Don't forget to use the 'think about' hints so you know what to include in your information about the village;


Luckily through the magic of technology we can actually visit Skara Brae, walk around and get information from the experts! Take a look at the link below - click the arrows to move around the site, and the i symbols for information about different parts of the village.


We can also take a look inside one of the houses using 3D scanning technology to see how the people lived and what furniture they used:

Skara Brae: Inside House 7

Explore the 3D scan of House 7 at Skara Brae, sealed off and closed to the public, including 5,000-year-old patterns on the side of a bed... For information on visiting Skara Brae, go to our website: Model and visualisation by Al Rawlinson, Head of Digital Innovation and Learning Voice-over by Sandra Miller, Orkney Ranger © Historic Environment Scotland.

Next, I'd like you to compare what early Stone Age people ate with what we eat today on PurpleMash. We know early Stone Age people were hunter-gatherers, which means they weren't farmers - they looked in nature for sources of food and were always on the move. Check the resources below to help you with a Stone Age dinner menu, then compare it with a shopping list from today!

A Mesolithic mealtime - BBC Bitesize

As the Ice Age came to an end and the earth became gradually warmer, new plants and trees were able to grow in northern Britain and Ireland for the first time. Before hunter-gathering started to take place, there wasn't a huge variety of food for people to eat.