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How aerial technology helped us discover the largest Pictish settlement in Scotland

A much-loved local landmark with an ancient fort at its summit, Tap O’Noth is a gently sloping hill overlooking the lush rolling farmland around the village of Rhynie in Aberdeenshire.

Until now, the fort was widely believed to date back to the Bronze or Iron Age. But thanks to a combination of drone footage, aerial 3D laser-scanning and radiocarbon dating, our research has revealed that not only is the fort much younger than previously thought, it also potentially stands as one of the largest Pictish settlements of the late and post-Roman periods.

The Pictish Rhynie Man. Author provided

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