jueves, 9 de julio de 2015

Scotland. Early Cairngorm mountain people evidence found


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.

Excavations at sites deep in the Cairngorm glens around the Mar Lodge Estate in Aberdeenshire have produced radiocarbon dates showing humans were presents far back as 8100 BC.

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