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Lewis and Harris

Watery clues to porridge-making 4,000 years ago

P?ossible evidence of porridge-making in the Western Isles 4,000 years ago has been found on pottery recovered from the bottom of lochs.

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Ness of Brodgar (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork)

New discoveries at Orkney's Ness of Brodgar Neolithic site

Whale bones and some of the UK's oldest steps are among new finds unveiled at the famous Ness of Brodgar Neolithic settlement in Orkney.

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Smoo Cave (Cave / Rock Shelter)

Rare tiny creatures uncovered in Highland caves

Rare microscopic crustaceans have been discovered in two caves in the Highlands.

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Knowe Of Swandro (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork)

Race to save Iron Age settlement in Orkney from the sea

Archaeologists in Orkney are in a race against time to excavate an Iron Age roundhouse before it is lost to the sea.

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Romans may have destroyed Moray metal-working site

Archaeologists are investigating a "fascinating and unusual" site in Moray

Metal-working is thought to have been done at Lochinver Quarry from the Bronze Age through the Iron Age.

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Ness of Brodgar (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork)

Neolithic buildings in Orkney see light of day again

Archaeologists have reopened a major ancient settlement in Orkney after Covid-19 stopped work on the site for three years.

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Dunadd (Sacred Hill)

Metal detectorists admit taking item from Iron Age Dunadd Fort

Two men have been sentenced for illegal metal detecting at the capital of an ancient Scottish kingdom.

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Curriestanes (Cursus)

Dumfries care home near Neolithic site faces refusal

Plans for a care home near a Neolithic ritual monument site are being recommended for refusal.

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Lewis and Harris

Dig uncovers human life on Scots isle 3,000 years earlier than thought

Items found during an archaeological dig near Stornoway have revealed people lived there thousands of years earlier than previously thought.

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Carmarthenshire (County)

Treasure find of Bronze Age axes and spears from 1,000 BC

A Bronze Age hoard of axes, spear and bracelet fragments dating back to about 1,000 BC have been declared treasure.

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Stonehenge (Circle henge)

Stonehenge Neolithic builders 'feasted' on raw cow guts

The prehistoric tribes that built Stonehenge likely "feasted" on the raw organs of cattle, scientists believe.

Carn Liath (Broch)

Police investigate damage to prized Iron Age broch as stones removed to build cairn

Police are investigating damage to one of Scotland’s most important prehistoric houses, which is more than 2,000 years old, after stones were reportedly removed from the remaining structure and used to build a cairn nearby.

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Machrie Moor (Stone Circle)

Graffiti carved on ancient Machrie Moor standing stones

Graffiti carved on ancient standing stones on the island of Arran is a heritage crime, Historic Environment Scotland has said.

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Iron Age coins found in 1990s declared treasure trove

A hoard of 17 Iron Age coins has been declared treasure trove by a coroner.

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Flag Fen Iron Age roundhouse building work is under way

Work is under way on a replica Iron Age roundhouse on a large Bronze Age causeway dating back 3,500 years.

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Eildon Hills

Archaeologists dig into Eildon hillfort's secrets

Some of the country's leading archaeologists have spent the week on top of one of the south of Scotland's most iconic hills.

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Highland (Mainland)

Search for hunter-gatherer sites high in the Cairngorms

A new project has been set up to help uncover ancient hunter-gatherer sites high in the Cairngorm mountains.

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New Caithness broch will reach 50 feet and follow plans devised in 600BC

If Ken McElroy gets his way, a very unusual feature will soon be added to the wild Caithness landscape at the northern edge of mainland Britain. He plans to re-create a 50ft-high iron age “skyscraper”, known as a broch, one of the most intriguing and mysterious types of building ever constructed in the British Isles.

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The 5,000-year-old human bone found in the River Thames

As he went out for a row one morning on the River Thames in London, graphic designer Simon Hunt came across a rather unexpected find.

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East Yorkshire

Ancient sculpture is ‘most important prehistoric art find in UK for century’

5,000-year-old chalk drum decorated with motifs was discovered in Yorkshire alongside burial of three children

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