La Brea (plural: Las Breas) is Spanish for "the tar" or "the tar pits") and may refer to: .
The La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California .
La Brea, Trinidad and Tobago,… home to the famous Pitch Lake .
La Brea District in Peru .
La Brea Records A division of Sutton Records located on La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 1960's .
Park La Brea, Los Angeles, California - A large apartment complex/district in Los Angeles .
La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles ( Full Answer )
"Brae" can refer to a steep bank of a river valley, or to any slope or hill (it is typically an English and Scottish term). "Braes" is also an old-fashioned spelling for br…ass (referring to the metal alloy or objects made of it). In some historical fiction, "braes" can refer to men's braces, or suspenders. ( Full Answer )
Im not sure of the details but i think that a big storm came and uncovered many layer of sand, which lead to the dicovery and excavation of Skara brae. "There was nothing part…icularly unusual about that, but on this occasion, the combination of Orkney's notorious winds and extremely high tides stripped the grass from a large mound known then as Skerrabra." This revealed the outline of a number of stone buildings. The discovery intrigued the local laird, William Watt of Skaill, so he embarked on an excavation of the site. By 1868, after the remains of four ancient houses had been unearthed, work at Skerrabra was abandoned. The settlement remained undisturbed until 1925, when another storm damaged some of the previously-excavated structures. A sea-wall was built to preserve these remains, but during the construction work more ancient structures were discovered." That's more info than you asked for but heck... its ancient history. Who wouldn't be bothered? ( Full Answer )
It has always been my understanding that the term Bonnie Brae referred to a Scotsman's sword, but I can see that it also means in a sense a beautiful hillside as in the town o…f Brae. Perhaps there is some cultural differences in meanings. ( Full Answer )
The evidence left at Skara Brae indicates that animal skins wouldhave been the primary clothing, although they could have decoratedit with shells or feathers, as we surmise th…at they hunted red deerand boar for skins, but they also collected limpet shells (probablyfor use as bait), and likely collected the eggs of seabirds. Sealskins and even the skin of the occasional beached whale mayhave sustained them as well. ( Full Answer )
Bonnie means 'nice looking' or 'pleasing on the eye'. A Brae is an upward slope or the rise up to the top of a hill. Loch Lomond has 'bonnie banks' as in the song. A man could… describe a woman he finds nice looking as 'bonnie'. Woman in the early 18th century found Bonnie Prince Charlie 'good to look at'. A new born child could be described as 'a bonnie bairn'. Bairn means child. ( Full Answer )
Before its unearthing as a result of a heavy storm, Skara Brae was simply a grassy hill, serving as a named landmark to the locals, who called it "Skerrabra," which had been t…he name for the hill for as long as anyone could remember. Brae means hill (road) in Scotland. ( Full Answer )
Skara Brae religion is still unknown to this day, although it shows the sun and moon were a big part of their life. They also have burial mounds so there must be some belief i…n a life afterwards. ( Full Answer )
Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) was an astronomer and alchemist who was well known for his accurate astrological observations and his massive observatory. He took on Johannes Kepler a…s an assistant. Though Kepler is much more well known than Brahe, the latter greatly impacted astronomy during the scientific revolution. ( Full Answer )
It is a very large shopping centre, with many shops. It is at theedge of the city, so people don't have to go into the city centre.There is good parking available. There are o…ther things to dothere, lots of activies as well as shopping. They attract lots ofpeople too. ( Full Answer )
Probably because stone (quarried or gathered from the beach) wasthe only solid structural source available. On such windsweptislands, trees could only grow in sheltered clefts…, and would bevery stunted. Therefore, stones being plentiful, would be the mainbuilding material. ( Full Answer )