NE Scotland Regional Research Framework - Neolithic

Period 4000BC - 2500BC

Carved Neolithic stone ballA wealth of artefacts and recorded sites (both upstanding and excavated) feed our knowledge of this period. These excavated sites and artefacts provide evidence of settlement patterns and "ritual" activities. Our knowledge increases as further examples are discovered through excavation ahead of new developments being built under the planning system, as well as through chance finds of artefacts and academic research. New discoveries can be made at any time. The documents available below will be updated as soon as possible to include these new discoveries, however if you know of a site that is not included then please contact the Archaeology Service

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