Flint find at Biggar, Scotland – The earliest settlement yet found

Pit under excavation - from the Biggar Archaeology website

Pit under excavation - from the Biggar Archaeology website

Scotland’s oldest settlement, dating back 14,000 years, was near Biggar, in South Lanarkshire, archaeologists say.

The site, in a field north of the town, may have been a camp used by hunters following migrating herds of reindeer or wild horses across plains that are now covered by the North Sea. Its discovery means humans have lived in Scotland for 3,000 years longer than previously thought. Until now the earliest evidence of human habitation in the country was at Cramond, near Edinburgh, which had been radiocarbon-dated to about 8400 BC.

read more at the Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article6069957.ece

and have a look at Biggar Archaeology website

http://www.biggararchaeology.org.uk/

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