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A woman leading a set of pigs through an archaeological site in the Inner Hebrides

Released gamekeeper's pigs lead archaeologists to earliest human activity in Scotland

A gamekeeper's pigs have foraged the way to the earliest dated evidence for human activity in Scotland – a set of 12,000-year-old Ice Age stone tools in the Inner Hebrides.

A photo of a hand holding a small archaeological bone up to sea at Staffin Bay on Skye

Hunter-gatherer community could have drilled burnt bone found on Scotland's Isle of Skye

A 12mm-long burnt piece of bone could have been drilled as a clothing accessory by prehistoric inhabitants of a North Skye community, according to archaeologists.

A photo of the reconstructed face of a 6th century man found at a crypt in Edinburgh

Facial reconstructions show how murdered 6th century men and women might have looked

Archaeologists have used a mass burial found beneath an Edinburgh car park to create facial reconstructions of four people from 1,500 years ago.

A photo of a large stone prehistoric house found during a coastal dig in Orkney for Historic Scotland

"Tantalising" Bronze Age building could have been used as prehistoric healing sauna, say archaeologists

Archaeologists say a steam house in the middle of a Bronze Age building discovered in Orkney could have been used for spiritual ceremonies, rites of passages or as a sweat house.

painting of abstract figures and totem-like object consisting of coourful shapes

The best art exhibitions to see in Scotland during 2015

With the autumn/winter exhibition season here, Culture24 picks the best Scottish exhibitions of 2015 to catch between now and Christmas.

A photo of skulls in various positions from the body of a neolithic woman found by archaeologists on the scottish island of tiree

Buried Neolithic Scottish woman is sad case of UK's first rickets sufferer, say archaeologists

Researchers say the earliest case of rickets in the UK, in a Neolithic skeleton on the Scottish island of Tiree, could have reflected the unusual circumstances of a rural woman far from the slums......

a photograph of an elderly gentleman next to stubby nosed aircraft with swept wings and yellow

WWII test pilot reunited with the "highly volatile" Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet he flew in 1945

Captain Eric Brown CBE has been reunited with a Messerschmitt Me 163B-1a Komet at the National Museum of Flight in East Fortune, East Lothian, 70 years after he first flew the highly volatile......

A photo of a clifftop with an archaeological pole in it overlooking Staffin Bay on North Skye

Archaeologists to dig at Mesolithic bay where hunter-gatherers once lived on Skye

A Mesolithic bay where hunter-gatherers once lived off of wild resources has “huge potential” to reveal life on the north coast of Scotland 8,000 years ago, say archaeologists.

A photo of an ancient carved grey stone showing the Ryhnie Man of Aberdeen

Archaeologists in search for 1,500 year-old axe-wielding Rhynie Man in Scotland

Aberdeenshire’s oldest man, an axe carrying figure preserved in a six-foot Pictish stone, is being pursued with a dig in the village where high-status figures lived during the 5th or 6th centuries.

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