Traces of flint tool working by Stone Age people have been found at
Inchcorsie and Clashmanhillock.
The activities of Bronze Age people
in the area are marked by a number of round cairns on the surrounding
hills e.g. the Cairns of Geith, Kemp's Cairn, the Conjure Cairn and
the Cat Cairns.
The Circle of Stones
In the middle of a field at Mains of Rothiemay stands the remains of a
large recumbent stone circle - a type characteristic of the central
North East. Originally the circle was about 24m.(80 feet) in diameter
and it is estimated that it had 12 stones. Five of the stones remain
including the huge recumbent block . The flankers on each side of this
stone and some of the other stones forming the circle have
disappeared. The main stone and one of the pillar stones are covered
with cup markings - some with surrounding rings. The purpose of these
markings is likely to remain uncertain.