NK0026 : Newburgh - ancient and modern landscapes

taken 8 years ago, near to Waterside, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

Newburgh - ancient and modern landscapes
Newburgh - ancient and modern landscapes
This landscape around the Ythan estuary shows features from very different times. The windmills on the horizon have been erected in the last few weeks. The marram covered mounds in the bottom left of the photograph are huge middens of mussel shells. Excavations over the summer have revealed that they date back to Pictish (Roman) times. The mounds contain pits full of burnt wood with stones piled on top. It seems that the ancients were steaming mussels by heating the stones, throwing on piles of mussels and then dousing in water.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 November, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 15 November, 2010
Category
River estuary   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NK 002 268 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:19.9041N 1:59.8994W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NK 006 258
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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