Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The House at Star Carr

More stuff dug up by trowels. This time a very old dwelling at Star Car near Scarborough,
Teams from Manchester and York universities who are working at Star
Carr, near Scarborough, North Yorkshire, said the Stone Age house dates
to 8,500 years BC, when Britain was still connected to mainland Europe.

The team, which also uncovered an 11,000-year-old tree trunk, unearthed
the 3.5m circular structure next to a former lake.

The house predates the house previously thought to be Britain's oldest,
at Howick, Northumberland, by at least 500 years.

That being said they had been making pots in Japan for 1500 years by then. Still fascinating stuff

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