Archaeologists unearth amazing finds on Aberdeen bypass

Archaeological finds on AWPR

Artefacts and structures found during archaeological excavations on the AWPR/B-T project are shedding light on land use and settlement in the north east over the past 15,000 years.


Finds included ninety bread ovens dating from around 83/84 AD; evidence of stone tool production dating between about 13,000 and 10,000 BC, flints along with large pits dating between 10,000 BC to 4,100 BC; and a structure dating between 7,000 BC to 6,700 BC.

In addition, Bronze Age activity was identified in the form of a roundhouse and contemporary cremation complex dating from around 1,600 to 1,250 BC; and a small hub of Iron Age activity dating from around the first and second centuries AD where a roundhouse was found.

Published date 26 Feb 2018 Projects Mode of transport