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Neolithic figurine uncovered on Orkney Island

A third prehistoric figurine has been found beneath the Links of Notland on the Orkney Island of Westray.

The latest to emerge from the depths of pre-history is a third hand-carved stone figurine, which joins two similar Bronze Age carved figures found at the site. The first, discovered in 2009, is believed to be the earliest artistic representation of the human form ever found in the British Isles.

All three are now to be displayed at the Westray Heritage Centre, where the public will be able to see for themselves the level of artistry and invention of our prehistoric ancestors and find out more about the Notland settlements and other material uncovered there.

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Story: Richard Moss, Culture24 | Photo: Historic Scotland

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