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Traces of Mesolithic Campsite Unearthed in England

Monday, December 17, 2012

YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND—More than 400 flints have been found at a national park in Yorkshire, England. They could mark the spot of a Mesolithic campsite. Some of the flint fragments are burnt, suggesting that there had been camp fires or hearths at the site 7,000 years ago. “Even busy base camps may have left little trace behind them. Structures such as shelters are likely to have been easily transportable and a few stake holes may be the only evidence for them,” said a spokesperson for the excavation project.