viernes, 13 de junio de 2014

Mesolithic settlement was unearthed near Catterick in North Yorkshire


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Many people may feel that they have spent a great deal of time on the A1 road, which connects London and Edinburgh. But the route has been in use for a staggering 10,000 years, according to newly-discovered archaeological evidence. A Mesolithic settlement, which has been compared to a modern-day service station, has been unearthed by researchers alongside the A1 near Catterick in North Yorkshire.



This means the route predates previous estimates that claimed it was built by the Romans. The site is believed to have been a kind of overnight shelter, used by people travelling north and south thousands of years ago. A number of flint tools dating back to between 6000 and 8000 BC were also discovered at the site. [...]  dailymail.co.uk


Actualización 17-06-14: Arqueólogos descubren que la carretera más larga de Inglaterra podría tener 10.000 años
La carretera más larga de Inglaterra, construida hace casi un siglo, podría de hecho haber sido usada durante 10.000 años.
Los arqueólogos quedaron asombrados al descubrir restos de un asentamiento mesolítico junto a la A1, que se extiende a lo largo de 410 millas desde Londres a Edimburgo. El yacimiento, junto a Catterick, en North Yorkshire, se cree que fue usado por gente que viajaba de norte a sur como refugio para pasar la noche, de modo similar a las actuales estaciones de servicio de las autopistas...