Mesolithic ‘rest stop’ found at grocery store site

Published on July 21st, 2011 | by Admin

0
fireplace

The construction of a Sainsbury’s in Scotland has uncovered burned oak which was used as a heat source somewhere back in the Mesolithic era.

“The lack of any other Mesolithic dating on the site suggests that there was no settlement in the area, and that instead the hearth represents a temporary rest stop.”

Nomadic hunter-gatherers may have been attracted to nearby Culbin Sands because of its woodland wildlife, or to fish along its shoreline, according Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS). FCS manage forestry in the area.

During the Mesolithic period, Britain was transformed from a peninsula to an island.

[Full story]

Story: BBC News | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Tags: , ,



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Follow me on Twitter!   Subscribe to my RSS feed!
     
  • Question of the Moment

    Fidel Castro ruled over Cuba for 60 years. Is Cuba better or worse as a result?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Sponsors

  • Archives