All the studies of the British Neolithic (4000–2500 BC) are based on archaeological artifacts -
One of the types of archaeological sites isCranogi, small artificial islands that were built in rivers, lakes and streams in Scotland, Ireland and Wales. It was assumed that such objects were built in the Iron Age (1400–500 years BC).
Now researchers using aerial photographydiscovered the most ancient crannogs, which are at least 3 thousand years older than those found earlier. This means that they were built in the Neolithic era and older than the most famous archaeological monument of this period - Stonehenge.
Previously geologists from Oxford Universityfound evidence of the fall of the largest meteorite ever found in the British Isles. The object fell about 1.2 billion years ago at a distance of 15–20 km from the coast of Scotland.