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“Mind blowing” Scottish ancient settlement found on hilltop

An ancient settlement has been discovered on a hilltop overlooking a small village in Scotland. Experts say that it is probably the largest one to have ever been found.

The amazing discovery was found on a hilltop called the “Tap o’ Noth” near the village of Rhynie in Aberdeenshire. Up to 4000 people may have lived in mud huts there in the 5th and 6th century.

It may have actually dated as far back as the 3rd century, meaning it could be Pictish in origin. The Picts were Celtic speaking people who resided in the North and East of Scotland during the late Iron age and early Medieval periods.

University of Aberdeen archaeologists used carbon dating procedures to discover the date lines.

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