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5,000 + Year Old Neolithic house found during British dig

Posted by invizweb on July 3, 2008

The British Broadcasting Corporation reported:

Archaeologists have found the site of what they believe is one of England’s oldest houses.

The Stone Age house was unearthed at Kingsmead Quarry in Horton, close to Windsor Castle, and is thought to be more than 5,000 years old.

Archaeologists also found flint tools, arrow heads and a bronze-age pin on the Berkshire site during the excavation.

Dr Alistair Barclay of Wessex Archaeology, said it was a rare discovery.

He said only about a dozen Neolithic or Stone Age houses had been discovered in England and the Horton house was one of the most complete examples yet found.

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