Cut­ting edge

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An ar­chae­o­log­i­cal project us­ing in­no­va­tive tech­nol­ogy has re­vealed 1,000 pre­vi­ously un­known ar­chae­o­log­i­cal sites on the Isle of Ar­ran. The project, un­der­taken by His­toric En­vi­ron­ment Scot­land (HES), used air­borne laser scan­ning, also known as li­dar, to doc­u­ment the land sur­face in 3D. The sur­vey is the largest of its type so far in Scot­land and has de­tected the re­mains of an­cient mon­u­ments on the is­land. Pre­vi­ously un­known an­cient sites which have been dis­cov­ered in­clude pre­his­toric set­tle­ments and me­dieval farm­steads, as well as a rare Ne­olithic cur­sus mon­u­ment. www.his­tori­cen­vi­ron­ment.scot

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