A dispersed settlement, also known as a scattered settlement, is one of the main types of settlement patterns used by landscape historians to classify rural settlements found in other parts of the world. Typically, there are a number of separate farmsteads scattered throughout the area. A dispersed settlement contrasts with a nucleated village. It is also frequently met with in normadic pastoral societies. Sparse houses in mountainous hills terrain. Scattered village settlement. Fly with the drone through the clouds. 4K UHD 3840×2160.