|Glen Geldie: The site is one of those excavated across the Cairngorms. National Trust for Scotland|
People were active in the Cairngorm mountains thousands of years earlier than previously thought, according to archaeologists.
Previous estimates of hunter-gatherer groups in the area were about 5000 BC.
The earliest dates come from a site in Glen Dee.
Archaeologists working on the National Trust for Scotland's Mar Lodge Estate uncovered the evidence.
It indicated some places were being revisited over many thousands of years. [...] bbc.com / Link 2