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

17 August 2010


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.


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