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Neolithic roundhouse found on the outskirts of Edinburgh

March 23, 2009

THE remains of a hilltop home believed to be about 5,000 years old have been discovered on the outskirts of Edinburgh, The Scotsman can reveal.

The Neolithic roundhouse, found on a site where a quarry is due to be expanded, is one of the oldest prehistoric buildings to be discovered in the capital.

Archaeologists have hailed it as one of the most important finds ever made in Edinburgh becADVERTISEMENTause of its age – about the same as Skara Brae in Orkney – and unique location.

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