Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Drive
Location, location, location—the mantra for modern real estate. What was it about 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 race, income, religion, or beliefs. Nick Card, Project Research Manager, Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology, discusses this Neolithic site and what it teaches us about the meaning of home today.