Throughout Scotland, cairns and stone circles that date from the
Stone Age and Bronze Age can be found. The Clava Cairns,
above, form a burial site possibly dating from 2000 B.C.
Thousands of years ago, farmers and herdsmen in the area could
have been buried in the cairns.
This is a recumbent stone circle, the East Aquorthies Stone Circle,
near Inverurie. Two stones, often the tallest ones, flank a large stone
lying on its side. The purpose of the recumbent stone is uncertain,
but one theory is that it is a frame over which the movements of the
moon could be observed.