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Thursday, July 14, 2016
Evidence of Scotlands earliest farmers uncovered in Perthshire
An archaeological dig next to the Perthshire village of Dunning has revealed traces of human activity dating back 10,000 years.
This included evidence of what experts believe is the earliest farming activity recorded in Scotland, and also remains of hunter-gathering activity dating back thousands of years before farming began.
The discoveries were made by archaeologists from the University of Glasgow as part of the ten year Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot (SERF) project.
This year the project received an archaeology grant of £100,000 from Historic Environment Scotland to carry out geophysical survey, excavation, archival research and reporting.