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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Antiquity of UK Sites Established

Paul Rincon writes:

The Cheddar Gorge in Somerset was one of the first sites inhabited by humans when they returned to Britain towards the end of the last Ice Age.

New radiocarbon dates on bones from Gough's Cave show people were living there some 14,700 years ago.

The results confirm the site's great antiquity and suggest human hunters re-colonised Britain at a time of rapid climate warming.

link: BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Cave record of Britain's pioneers


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