|2/2. A mace head discovered at the site.|
ARCHAEOLOGISTS have discovered one of the largest hauls of Neolithic pottery in the south west on St Martin's in the Isles of Scilly.
Thousands of pottery shards, dating back between 3,500 and 3,000 BC, have been uncovered thanks to a project run by volunteers.
Reading University lecturer and archaeologist Dr Duncan Garrow headed the Stepping Stones project with Fraser Sturt, of Southampton University.
Dr Garrow called the find of an age that preceded the Bronze Age "significant and intriguing ".
He said: "In 2013 we mainly dug small two metre by two metre test pits and this time we were looking for buildings and made a much larger 10 by 12 metre trench.
"We found about 30 post holes which might have been successive structures. There weren't any coherent buildings, however, like neat rectangles, which is always a bit annoying, but is the way it is. [...]