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Age of Stone
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Age of Bronze

With the start of the Bronze Age came the appearance of wide-spread trade, metal working and the arrival of settlers from the continent, which brought great change to Scotland’s archaeological landscape during the Bronze Age. New burial practices and architectural styles, including hut circles, henges and field systems, were adopted across the country.

Broomend Of Crichie, Cist, Henge, Stone and Timber Circle - Port Elphinstone, Aberdeenshire

The large monument complex at Broomend of Crichie in Port Elphinstone, Aberdeenshire, is a large and multi-phased site which was used over and over again throughout history. As well as multiple uses, excavations have revealed a range of artefacts which hint at the important status of this place.

Loandhead Of Daviot Recumbent Stone Circle - Daviot, Aberdeenshire

We welcome you to the Bronze Age with a site type distinct to the North-east of Scotland. Only here will you come across recumbent stone circles. These commanding sites still have a powerful presence in the landscape, as they have had for around three and a half thousand years. But who built them, and why?