Scotland's First "Suburb" Found in Ayrshire
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2004-02-23 22:54
The Independent: Archaeologists are working to uncover the remains of a medieval settlement, as well as an earlier Stone Age settlement, a short ways from the existing village of Dreghorn. The lack of fancy goods, such as bronze buckles, among the find leads archeologist Tom Addyman of Addyman Associates to consider this area the "low street of the village," with the more desirable real estate along the top of the hill. "It appears they were trying to create a second parallel street and turn it into a proto-urban set up, like an early suburb, but their grand design failed."