History doesn't have to be about finding physical objects, or being able to relate significant events - simply being able to walk in the places people have been known to gather for thousands of years is enough for me.
I went to the hills by the eastern side of Kinross, overlooking the loch. There were no physical signs of past living, but I was overwhelmed with a sense of a past history - of the loch being higher up the shore, and an actual shoreline instead of ploughed fields - and of people having lived here. It was a very strong feeling. On the drive home, about 10 miles away, we passed a neolithic stone-circle. I felt validated, but it wasn't necessary.