“Unbroken timeline” of occupation from Neolithic to now found on Scottish island

Published on December 8th, 2011 | by Sevaan Franks

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Evidence found on a northern Scottish Island has revealed an “unbroken timeline” of occupation in the area from the Neolithic era until the 20th century.

The earliest Neolithic layers he revealed consisted of a line of stones with a large upright stone nicknamed the great auk stone because of its resemblance to the extinct seabird.

A deep shaft containing quartz pebbles which had been covered over with a whale’s vertebrae was also uncovered.

From the Bronze Age, finds included a skeleton and from the Iron Age evidence of metal work.

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