All studies of the British Neolithic Age (4000–2500 BC) are based on archaeological artifacts -
One of the types of archaeologicalmonuments are crannogs, 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 BC).
Now, researchers, with the help of aerial photography, have discovered the most ancient crannogs, which are at least 3 thousand years older than those found previously. This means that they were built during the Neolithic era and are older than the most famous archaeological site 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.