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By Bill Finlayson

This is often the tale of Scotland's very effective humans. From approximately 8000BC to 4000BC migrant hunter gatherers have been slowly relocating north because the nice ice sheets of the final Ice Age progressively melted. This represents the longest unmarried interval in Scotland's previous. those peoples didn't use metals, farm, or construct nice monuments, yet their luck in harvesting the assets to be had to them allowed them to flourish for thousand of years. The land they lived in used to be some distance diversified from the Scotland of this present day, nice swathes of sea coast have been below water and lots more and plenty that's now sea used to be the land. invoice Finlayson weaves a narrative of the methods of existence and ideology of those humans usually unfairly caricatured as "squat, grunting savages". they've got left yet few strains at the panorama - the nice shell mounds of Oronsay, cave shelters, scattered stone instruments and hearths - yet those few strains symbolize the 1st signal the 1st signal of guy in Scotland.

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