The route for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project crosses an area of Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire where few archaeological remains had been previously discovered.
During the project however, archaeologists found stone tools from after the last Ice Age some 14,000 years ago. At Milltimber 90 bread ovens were discovered. These were almost certainly made by the Roman army and dating to the time of invasion, which was led by the Roman General Agricola late in the First Century AD.
In the time between the stone tools and the bread ovens, Mesolithic pits had been dug, Neolithic camps and hearths constructed, Bronze Age settlements and Iron Age houses built and metal-working undertaken.
Gathering all this information allows a better understanding of the history and culture of the north east as well as the whole of Scotland through the ages. The pdf booklet gives a flavour of the fascinating new archaeological discoveries found along the route.