“Star Carr is world renowned in Archaeology. It dates to around 9000 BC and was occupied by hunter-gatherers. It is incredibly important because of the amazing organic preservation and when it was first uncovered, finds such as barbed points, stag frontlets (head-dresses) and beads emerged. These sorts of discoveries are extremely rare.

In addition, the preservation of wood and plant remains allows us to reconstruct the environment at that time. The wood even has the bark still on it and looks like it could have dropped off a tree yesterday, rather than 11,000 years ago! What is more, in recent excavations wooden platforms/trackways have been uncovered which demonstrate the earliest evidence of carpentry.”


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