Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Stone age dwelling Britain's oldest surviving house

An ancient dwelling, dating back as far as 8500 B.C. has been found by a team of archaeologists from the Universities of Manchester and York in Yorkshire County in the United Kingdom. It is a rare find that hints at having been rebuilt several times. It may be so old that the house may have been built when the British Isles were still part of the European mainland. A few artifacts have been found as well, the most interesting of which, are the tops of deer skulls which may have been used as masks. While this suggests ritual activities, it is far too early to begin speculating on the function of the space, or very much else detail for that matter. There are a couple of pictures included in the original article, which is linked to at the bottom of this entry.

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