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A tsunami and NW European Mesolithic settlements

About 8.2 ka ago sediments on the steep continental edge of the North and Norwegian Seas slid onto the abyssal plain of the North Atlantic. This huge mass displacement triggered a tsunami whose effects manifest themselves in sand inundations at the heads of inlets and fjords along the Norwegian and eastern Scottish coasts that reach up to 10 m above current sea level. 506 more words

Environmental Geology And Geohazards

Wheat found in Mesolithic Britain 2000 years before farming arrived.

Einkorn – the first wheat

Some of you may know that I co-authored a book called “Arable Plants – a field guide” about 12 years ago (still available from all good internet book outlets, and possibly some bookshops too: no, I don’t get a commission!). 522 more words

Tales from the Rock Face: New Kid on the Rock

Tales from the Rock Face was inspired by the Mesolithic Rock art at Vingen, Norway.

Dr H

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Oh Brother Deer

Every Thursday is creative writing day. I wanted to share a piece which Finn (aged 9) wrote during our Stone Age project. He was inspired be the idea of hunting and gathering and wanted to explore how it would feel to hunt for your food. 119 more words

Home Education

Making a Mesolithic bow and arrow

As I mentioned in previous blogs, I try to have a lot of practical learning to accompany and illustrate our academic type learning at oyster home school. 630 more words

Home Education

Is the steppe migration theory of Indo-European origins correct after all?

Genetic study challenges Anatolian farmer hypothesis

One of the longest-running debates in the study of prehistory is the origin of the Indo-European language family. This group includes languages spoken from Great Britain and Ireland to India the steppes of Central Asia, and a connection between them was established as far back as the late eighteenth century. 655 more words


Island Mesolithic | Late Mesolithic microliths from Isles of Scilly

◊ Dear Microburins,

While my head is down in editorial work – Teesside Archaeological Society’s annual Bulletin journal with 70 pages of regional wonder and CBA Yorkshire’s FORUM YORKSHIRE archaeological journal volume 3, my last as editor – I came across the AHRC-funded project “Neolithic Stepping Stones”, June 2011 to September 2014. 264 more words

British Archaeology