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By Bill Finlayson

This can be the tale of Scotland's very positive 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 on hand to them allowed them to flourish for thousand of years. The land they lived in was once some distance various 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 was once the land. invoice Finlayson weaves a narrative of the methods of lifestyles and ideology of those humans usually unfairly caricatured as "squat, grunting savages". they've got left yet few lines at the panorama - the good shell mounds of Oronsay, cave shelters, scattered stone instruments and hearths - yet those few lines signify the 1st signal the 1st signal of guy in Scotland.

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