2000BC - Linn an Umha – Bronze Age (3800 – 2800 years ago)

During this period sea level was rising, turning coastal headlands into offshore islands. The weather has become cooler and wetter, leading to peat formation on the higher ground. Sand accumulated in many bays. The society was changing too. Individuals were becoming more important, and single burials were common. At Cnip headland in Uig, some of the dead were buried, and others were cremated. Despite the weather, the people here thrived as expert exploiters of the sea, for their food.