8,000-year-old dwelling unearthed at Isle of Man airport

Published on July 13th, 2009 | by Admin


A prehistory dwelling has been unearthed during construction of a runway extension at Isle of Man Airport.

Dating back an astonishing 8,000 years to the time when the first human settlers returned to the Isle of Man after the end of the Ice Age, it is probably the oldest dwelling ever found in the Island.

Featuring the foundations of a strongly-built shelter, filled and surrounded by thousands of pieces of worked flint, the charred remains of wood, and hundreds of hazelnut shells, the major archaeological find is certain to make headlines around the world.

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