Excavations Reveal Ancient Settlement in Eastern Scotland

Scotsman.com: Scottish Archaeologists called to a construction site for a dual-carriageway were surprised to find one of Scotland's most significant neolithic sites to be discovered in 50 years. A stretch of highway being constructed between Haddington and Dunbar in Scotland has stunned experts with its richness of artifacts dating back 7000 years. Pots, tools and ceremonial items were discovered among burial cairns. One of the most exciting finds was the remains of a settlement constructed entirely of rock linked by pathways.

A spokeswoman for Historic Scotland, which is in charge of the excavations, said, "We are surprised and delighted by the quality of the archaeology. It is going to enhance our knowledge of early people in the Lothians very significantly. And that is a huge benefit to understanding of the rest of early Scotland too."

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