Thursday, 25 November 2010

Orkney Islands - 19

It is clear that the diet of the villagers of Skara Brae was richly endowed with meats of land and fish of sea. Many meat and seafood eaters today might well envy them the following menu:

MEAT - Beef, lamb, pork, venison, goat.
FISH AND SEAFOOD - Cod, saithe, lobster, crab, mussels, sea urchin, oysters, whale and seal meat.

Perhaps their taste for the flesh and eggs of seabirds - eider duck, great auk, gannet, guillemot, shag - seems a little less desirable!

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