Star Carr: Life in Britain after the Ice Age

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9781902771991: Star Carr: Life in Britain after the Ice Age

Star Carr is one of the most famous and important prehistoric sites in Europe. Dating from the early Mesolithic period, over 10,000 years ago, the site has produced a unique range of artefacts and settlement evidence. First excavated in 1949–51 by Professor Grahame Clark of Cambridge University, the site was buried in a deep layer of peat on the edge of prehistoric Lake Flixton. The peat has preserved an incredible collection of organic artefacts, including bone, wood and antler, as well as thousands of flint tools. This has allowed archaeologists to build up a detailed picture of life on the edge of the lake around 9000 BC. New excavations have now revealed the remains of what may be the earliest house ever found in Britain, and have shown that the settlement stretched for several hundred metres along the lake shore. This book tells the story of the discovery of Star Carr, and brings it up-to-date with details of the current excavations. It also discusses other important Mesolithic sites in Britain and Europe and how these are transforming our view of life after the Ice Age.

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Nicky Milner is professor of archaeology at the University of York, with a special interest in the Mesolithic. Barry Taylor is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of York, with a particular interest in reconstructing past environments. Chantal Conneller is a senior lecturer at the University of Manchester. Her research focuses on the Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic periods, in particular stone tool technology. Tim Schadla-Hall is a reader in Public Archaeology at University College London. He has worked extensively on the archaeology of the Vale of Pickering since the 1970s.

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