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Details Of Prehistoric Galloway Discovered During Work On A75

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Details of a prehistoric Galloway heartland hidden for eight millennia have now been published online.



Iron Age structure uncovered by archaeologists during excavtion work on the new A75 bypass at Dunragit.

The major prehistoric treasure trove of a number of ancient sites, artefacts and cremated human remains were discovered in the region during the A75 bypass works in 2014.

The “significant” finds were unearthed around Dunragit, and stretch across the Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages.

As well as jewellery and cremation urns, they uncovered the earliest known Mesolithic house in south-west Scotland, Neolithic ceremonial structures, two Bronze Age cemeteries and an Iron Age village – which show the use of the land for both hunting and farming for more than 9,000 years.

Among the most interesting artefacts found was a rare and complete 167- piece jet bead necklace and bracelet set dating to around 2000 BC:



There were also more than 17,000 Mesolithic flint tools, Neolithic flint tools including a flint arrowhead, more than 13,500 Mesolithic flints, a ceremonial flint dagger blade, a serrated scraper and flint blade, plus a stone adze tool, stone hammers, a stone gaming piece, a beaker, Bronze Age cremation urns and a food vessel.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/...storic-galloway-heartland-discovered-23867481

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Details of a prehistoric Galloway heartland hidden for eight millennia have now been published online.



Iron Age structure uncovered by archaeologists during excavtion work on the new A75 bypass at Dunragit.

The major prehistoric treasure trove of a number of ancient sites, artefacts and cremated human remains were discovered in the region during the A75 bypass works in 2014.

The “significant” finds were unearthed around Dunragit, and stretch across the Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages.

As well as jewellery and cremation urns, they uncovered the earliest known Mesolithic house in south-west Scotland, Neolithic ceremonial structures, two Bronze Age cemeteries and an Iron Age village – which show the use of the land for both hunting and farming for more than 9,000 years.

Among the most interesting artefacts found was a rare and complete 167- piece jet bead necklace and bracelet set dating to around 2000 BC:



There were also more than 17,000 Mesolithic flint tools, Neolithic flint tools including a flint arrowhead, more than 13,500 Mesolithic flints, a ceremonial flint dagger blade, a serrated scraper and flint blade, plus a stone adze tool, stone hammers, a stone gaming piece, a beaker, Bronze Age cremation urns and a food vessel.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/...storic-galloway-heartland-discovered-23867481

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That necklace is lovely. I'd wear that now.
 
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