Farmer goes home after 5000 years

22 July 1999

Farmer goes home after 5000 years

A SCOTTISH farmer is finally returning home after 5000 years away – although his head is staying in Glasgow.

The skull of the Neolithic farmer was kept at Glasgow Universitys Hunterian Museum after being found in a cairn on the Isle of Arran in 1900.

A model of the farmer will going on display at the Isle of Arran Heritage Museum while the original stays at the Hunterian.

  • The Times 22/07/99 page 11
  • The Independent 22/07/99 page 7
  • The Guardian 22/07/99 page 7

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