Science News

Britain's oldest house is over 10,000 years old.

Mon, 16th Aug 2010

Listen Now    Download as mp3 from the show Roman food: before and after

Britain's oldest house was unearthed in Yorkshire. Identified by radiocarbing dating to be from 8,500BC, it is 500 years younger than the previous record-holder in the UK.

The finding suggests that hunter gatherers from this time period may not have been as nomadic and mobile as was previously thought, and may have settled on a more stable, longer-term basis in housing like this.


Subscribe Free

Related Content

Not working please enable javascript
Powered by UKfast
Genetics Society