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Earliest House In Scotland Found

Earliest House In Scotland Found At Lafarge's Dunbar Cement Works Quarry.

Archaeologists undertaking advanced investigations for Lafarge Cement UK on the site of the next area of mineral reserves to be worked in the quarry to the north of its cement works at Dunbar, in East Lothian have uncovered evidence of possibly one of the earliest 'houses' in Scotland.

John Gooder, senior project officer with AOC Archaeology Group, has managed the project. He said:

"What we have unearthed here is evidence of a Mesolithic family of hunter-gatherers who roamed the Scottish landscape between 8,000 and 4,000 BC. It's a very exciting find. Structures of this period are extremely rare, and there are only a handful of comparable examples in the British Isles and this is the only example so far found in Scotland.
Posted by phil
8th January 2003ce
Edited 10th September 2007ce

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