Prof Nicky Milner of the University of York will present Recent Mesolithic Discoveries in North-east England, details of the Star Carr Project research design and the latest discoveries from Flixton Island in the Vale of Pickering after a successful excavation season this year.
Star Carr is an internationally important Early Mesolithic site near Flixton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire. The site was first discovered and excavated from 1948-1952, producing a staggering array of rare and important artefacts, the quantity and quality of which have not been matched since in Europe. Recent excavations revealed further important evidence: the discovery of a structure gained global media coverage as the ‘oldest house in Britain’; and a 30m wooden platform represents the earliest evidence of systematic carpentry in Europe. This talk will highlight the discoveries made in both the past and present research projects, and will outline the aspirations for the coming years.
The lecture is hosted by Teesside Archaeological Society at Stockton-on-Tees Central Library TS18 1TU (NE England). Guests are welcome for £3 each on the door. Refreshments are available afterwards. For directions and more information read the latest TAS newsletter.
This is also a chance to purchase The Story of Star Carr booklet after the lecture for £2.50. Proceeds contribute to ongoing research, fieldwork and post-excavation finds conservation. Find out more about Star Carr | www.starcarr.com
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