Monday, April 13, 2020

Stunning archaeological find reveals London 3,000 years older than previously thought

Stock image of archaelogists working in East London (Image: GETTY)

An archaeological find just 15 metres outside the boundary of the northern edge of the historic City of London has unearthed evidence of a prehistoric ceremonial site. The city might have been home to a popular assembly for major events and rituals in the fourth millennium BC. Jon Cotton, a consultant prehistorian working with charitable company Mola told the Independent: “This remarkable collection helps to fill a critical gap in London’s prehistory.

“Archaeological evidence for the period after farming arrived in Britain rarely survives in the capital.”

London was already occupied at the time of the Roman conquest of the mid-first century, but this find puts its existence back 37 centuries.

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