Pitcarmick is an area that has been farmed for millennia. In the Bronze Age around 2000 BC, people lived here in round houses – dwellings with low stone sides and low conical roofs made of latched heather. The remains of these are often difficult to see with the only evidence being slightly raised circular mounds of earth. Summer climates at this time were warmer, making it possible to grow early forms of barley and wheat. Cattle and sheep were also bred, and diets were supplemented with wild berries. By the Pictish era, buildings in this area were more rectangular in shape.