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Tiny hazelnut reveals secrets of Peeblesshire's earliest people

Tiny hazelnut reveals secrets of Peeblesshire's earliest people
trefwoorden: Schotland - Manor Bridge - prehistorie - kamp - 8.000 BCE
Members of Peeblesshire Archaeological Society were privileged to be the first to hear some exciting news about the area.
For a recently processed radiocarbon date shows that a prehistoric hunting camp excavated at Manor Bridge, just outside Peebles, is one of the oldest yet known in Scotland.
The hot news was e-mailed to Trevor Cowie, chairman of the group, by Dr Graeme Warren, now of the Department of Archaeology, University College Dublin, and relayed to members of the Society at its meeting yesterday (Thursday).
Graeme reported that the date was obtained from a charred fragment of hazelnut shell which had been submitted to Glasgow University’s Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory as part of a dating programme sponsored by Historic Scotland.

Lees verder bij: Peeblesshire News (16 oktober 2003)