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A 6,000-YEAR-OLD STRUCTURE IN SCOTLAND

Timber fragments from a building 78 feet long, 39 feet wide, and 30 feet high, have been radiocarbon-dated at 4,000 B.C. The size and method of construction of this ancient building on the edge of the Scottish river Dee indicate a high level of civilization 1,000 years before Stonehenge. At the same time civilization was supposed to be getting its start in the Middle East, the precocious Scots were evidently constructing large wooden structures, cultivating barley, and probably tending domesticated farm animals.

(Anonymous; "An Epic Find," Time, p. 64. June 26, 1978.)

From Science Frontiers #5, November 1978. 1978-2000 William R. Corliss