Scots Name Top Ten Treasures

Scotsman.com: Dissatisfied with a list of Britain's Top Ten Treasures that included only one from Scotland, two archaeologists have compiled their own list. Dr. Tony Pollard, of Glasgow University, and freelance archaeologist Neil Oliver, archaeologists and TV presenters feel that Scotland has been overlooked on a list of top ten British treasures. Now they have compiled their own. Heading the list is a cache of neolithic stone axes discovered near Banffshire in 1881. "Archaeological finds are important for what they tell us, not for what they are or how much they are worth," said Pollard, who feels artifacts that reveal information about everyday life are far more important than coins.

Other items on the list include the remains of a Viking ship, a Roman stone lioness and bronze spearheads. For the complete list, visit the website.