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Heart, Health, Home: Skara Brae's Early Stone Age Dwelling

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX, 77030 United States (map)

DISCOVER Lecture Series

Cosponsored by Houston Museum of Natural Science

Promotional Partners - British American Business Council and Houston Highland Games Association

Speaker - Nick Card; Project Research Manager, Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology

Location, location, location—the mantra for modern real estate.  What was it about the location of an ancient windswept place in the remote Orkney Islands that caused people to invest so much effort in creating one of the earliest examples of permanent residences?  Skara Brae, a Stone Age village and UNESCO World Heritage Site, features unique stone-built homes, stone furniture, and an ingenious drainage system.   Humans have always wanted a place to call home, no matter our ethnicity, income, religion, or beliefs. What can this Neolithic site teach us about the meaning of home today?  

Admission:  HMNS and AIA Member - $12.00
General Admission - $18.00

Tickets available by phone at 713.639.4629 or at the HMNS box office. 

Use the code AIA$6off to obtain member discount - AIA discount not available online. 

Earlier Event: February 3
Ancient Encounters - Ancient Egypt
Later Event: February 24
On the Trail: Rodeo Weekend (Day 1)