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  • Neolithic stone puts spotlight on Perthshire glen’s ancient history

    09/28/2013 11:22:29 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Courier UK ^ | September 24, 2013 | unattributed
    An ancient relic that shines a light on Neolithic life has been discovered on a picturesque reserve in Highland Perthshire. The Scottish Wildlife Trust made the exciting archaeological discovery while repairing a wall in Balnaguard Glen. Volunteers were working on field walls on the hillside when they noticed one of the wall stones was shaped like a shallow basin. It has since been identified as a possible Neolithic quern stone -- potentially more than 6,000 years old -- with its shape created by years of rubbing grain with a heavy stone to make flour. The conservation charity believes the find...
  • Perthshire Rock Art Sheds Light On Scotland's Prehistoric Past

    08/05/2007 4:00:40 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 737+ views
    24 Hour Museum ^ | 8-3-2007 | Graham Spicer
    PERTHSHIRE ROCK ART SHEDS LIGHT ON SCOTLAND'S PREHISTORIC PAST By Graham Spicer 03/08/2007 Archaeologists have discovered a large group of ancient rock art in Perthshire, which they hope will shed more light on the area’s prehistoric inhabitants. A team working on National Trust for Scotland (NTS) land as part of the Ben Lawers Historic Landscape Project found the previously undiscovered ‘cup-and-ring’ style markings on a hillside overlooking Loch Tay and Kenmore. The carvings could date back to Neolithic times and be up to 5,000 years old. Cup-and-ring rock art features abstract symbols of circles and cups, chipped out of the...