Archaeologists excavating what they thought was a medieval hall were surprised
to discover a neolithic building instead.
Archaeologists working at a dig at Scotland's Crathes Castle Estate were
surprised recently to discover the remains of a 5,000-year-old building in
place of the medieval timber hall they thought they had found. The large
neolithic building is thought to have been used as a ritual site.
"What we discovered is highly significant and has taken everyone by surprise.
This site is of huge importance, and we will now have to really rethink our use
of the landscape by the farmers and what they were doing in the early Neolithic
period," said Charlie Murray, co-director of the excavation.
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