Everything about Stone Age Tools from the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods, and about Palaeoanthropology. The blog attached to Richard Milton's website at www.stoneagetools.co.uk
Monday 1 November 2010
UK's oldest home shows evidence of carpentry
A team of archaeologists from the Universities of Manchester and York have reported that a home excavated in Yorkshire dates to at least 8,500 BC - when Britain was still part of continental Europe.The research team unearthed the 3.5 metres circular structure next to an ancient lake at Star Carr, near Scarborough, a site comparable in archaeological importance to Stonehenge. The team is currently excavating a large wooden platform next to the lake, made of timbers which have been split and hewn. The platform is the earliest evidence of carpentry in Europe.