Thursday, August 12, 2010

Archaeologists unearth Britain's oldest house

Deceptively spacious - many original features - but in need of some modernisation. Archaeologists have discovered what they believe is Britain's oldest house - constructed in the Stone Age, some 11,000 years ago.
Possibly Britain's oldest house unearthed at Star Carr (Credit: University of York)

The circular residence - measuring just three and a half metres across - was discovered at one of the country's most important prehistoric sites, Star Carr in North Yorkshire.

Other finds there, including animal skulls, and antler headdresses suggest the area could have been used for ceremonial rituals.

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