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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:18 AM

Neolithic horned cairns near Caithness wind farm scanned

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-17463275


An image created by AOC Archaeology of one of the seven horned cairns

A wind farm developer has paid for archaeologists to scan a cluster of seven Neolithic horned cairns near to where 21 turbines will be erected.

The 5,000 year old structures at Hill of Shebster, near Thurso, in Caithness, were used for burials and rituals.

Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) equipment was used to map the cairns.

Edinburgh-based AOC Archaeology also recorded 300 new Bronze and Iron Age sites in the 100,000 project funded by Baillie Wind Farm.

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bluedigger Mar 2012 #1
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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:46 AM

1. I always wanted to go dig in Scotland.

I'm sure it has nothing to do with my own heritage, of course...

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Mon Mar 26, 2012, 04:15 AM

2. So wonderful! 5,000 years old, as well. Astonishing. Thank you. n/t

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