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Dr Gordon Noble and Team Find Oldest Pictish Fort in Scotland

Oldest Pictish Fort in Scotland, Dunnicaer

A Pictish fort uncovered during an archaeological dig on the Aberdeenshire coast is believed to be Scotland's oldest.

New radiocarbon dates on a newly-discovered Pictish fort have revealed it to be the oldest Pictish fort in Scotland!

The site, that can only be accessed by a hair-raising robe climb,  is proving to be well worth it's logistical challenges for the fantastic archaeology the site holds. Work by Aberdeen's Dr. Gordon Noble, and his Northern Picts Project team members have now dated the structure - found on a sea stack near Stonehaven - to the 3rd of 4th Century AD.

Aberdeenshire Council archaeologist Bruce Mann said: "The dates for this site are truly amazing, and hugely important for Scottish archaeology."

For BBC article, and video about the site, click here.


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