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2028Neolithic stone shows Perthshire glen’s ancient histor y

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  • katsscan
    Sep 29, 2013
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      Neolithic stone shows Perthshire glen’s ancient history
      24 September 2013

      The possible Neolithic quern stone found in Balnaguard Glen.

      An ancient relic that shines a light on Neolithic life has been discovered on a picturesque reserve in Highland Perthshire... 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 is good evidence that people once lived and farmed on the hill.

      The Roundhouse uses Iron Age construction methodsIt adds to the picture of prehistoric settlement illustrated by field systems, roundhouses, rock art and burial mounds in the glen. The quern itself is broken but it is hoped the other half may yet be recovered from the wall.

      excerpts from:  http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/perth-kinross/neolithic-stone-puts-spotlight-on-perthshire-glen-s-ancient-history-1.134366