Mesolithic building found at Star Carr

posted 15 Sep 2010, 09:20 by Paul Brayford
ARCHAEOLOGISTS have unearthed the country's oldest surviving house in the North Yorkshire countryside in a discovery which could rewrite the history of ancient Britons.
The "sensational" find at a Stone Age site, near Scarborough, dates back 10,500 years when the country was still part of mainland Europe.

The wooden building, which is circular, 3.5 metres wide, and shows evidence of a possible fireplace, predates the house previously thought to be
Britain's oldest, at Howick, Northumberland, by at least 500 years
 
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