Sunday, September 30, 2007

Life was the pits 4000 years ago
BRONZE Age pits have been unearthed that shed fresh light on life on the banks of the Forth 4000 years ago.

Archaeologists carrying out a routine inspection found pottery and eight small pits in a routine inspection of a site in South Queensferry.

Melanie Johnson, project manager for archaeologists CFA, said the discovery off Echline Avenue came out of the blue.

She said: "It didn't look too promising when we started out on this site. But we then found pottery which we could tell was around 4000 years old buried in small pits which were around half a metre deep.