The field near Kilmarnock where man settled some 6,000 years ago. PIC: Scottish Water.
The remains of a pre-historic dwelling older than Stonehenge or the Callanish Stones have been found in a field in East Ayrshire.
Archaeologists believe the site near Kilmarnock is 6,000-years-old and was settled as man moved away from nomadic existence towards farming the land.
The discovery has been described as one of the most important of its kind in recent years.
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