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Archaeologists unearth 7th-century house in Yorkshire Dales

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Archaeologists unearth 7th-century house in Yorkshire Dales

Post by erechwydd » Thu December 8th, 2011, 10:45 am

The first house in the Yorkshire Dales which can be securely dated to the '7th century' has been uncovered by volunteer archaeologists on the flanks of Ingleborough Fell.
The team revealed two chamber rooms with charcoal remains and pieces of chert, a hard flint knapped in ancient times to make tools.

Carbon-dating of the charcoal has placed the use of the building at between AD660 and AD780, when Anglo-Saxon kingdoms were consolidating in northern England.
More information and a photo here on the Guardian page:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/ ... NTCMP=SRCH

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Post by fljustice » Thu December 8th, 2011, 10:43 pm

Very interesting! Thanks for the link.
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Post by LoveHistory » Mon December 19th, 2011, 5:07 pm

Very cool stuff.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon December 19th, 2011, 8:01 pm

Always very cool. I'm reading, among others, a book on archaeology.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon December 19th, 2011, 8:03 pm

The other story about the recent find of 7 gold items is also very interesting, some good pictures here of them:
http://friendsofleedsmuseums.org/projec ... the-finds/

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Post by fljustice » Tue December 20th, 2011, 4:13 pm

Very cool! Thanks for the link SM. I'm looking for my next volunteer dig. There are a couple Roman digs in England and an Etruscan in Tuscany that look like lots of fun. I've never found anything near as valuable as gold, but have found coins, pottery, and mosaics.
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Post by SarahWoodbury » Tue December 20th, 2011, 9:08 pm

I love this stuff! Thanks for the link.

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