The History of Leith

December 17, 2007

Evidence Of Earliest Scottish Settlers Found In Edinburgh

Edinburgh archaeology experts have revealed that the earliest known inhabitants in Scotland settled at Cramond, on the city’s northern coastline, between 8500 BC and 8200 BC.

This discovery comes after a team of archaeologists uncovered the remains of a temporary encampment with over 3000 artefacts, including around 300 stone tools and tool fragments, along with discarded hazelnut shells, which have now been radiocarbon dated. The carbon dating process examines the decay of organic material, and these results have proved that there were inhabitants in Scotland some 250 to 500 years earlier than the previous oldest dates. for more click here

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