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Major dig at earliest Scots site

A big archaeological dig is taking place at the site in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, where the earliest evidence of human beings in the country was found.

The flints, discovered in 2005 but only recently carbon dated, are similar to tools known to have been used in the Netherlands and northern Germany in 12,000 BC.

They were probably used by hunters to kill reindeer, mammoth and giant elk and to cut up prey and prepare their skins.

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