Computer drawing of an outside hearth

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Computer drawing of an outside hearth

This drawing shows a hearth used for cooking at a settlement dating from between 6000 and 5000 BC.

People at this time did not stay in one place and farm the land. Instead they obtained food by hunting, fishing, gathering nuts and berries, or digging for roots.

Remains of fires are found on most sites of this period. In some cases burnt hearthstones or soil have been discovered. Charcoal, burnt seeds, nut shells or grains also sometimes survive.

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Online ID: 000-000-136-534-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0035: Early Scottish Shelter - Life in the Prehistoric Home (multimedia essay)
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  TMT Shelter: 4b fire
Date: Date of drawing: 1990s; date of subject: between 6000 and 5000 AD
Material: Digital media
Subject: Archaeology / Architecture and Buildings - Early Settlements and Shelter
Where: Scotland (locality)
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