Mesolithic


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Mesolithic

the period from 14,000 years ago to 5,500 years ago in Britain, characterized by the use of very small flint implements.
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She said: "By nature of having us out to investigate a site we do anticipate that there is a good potential for archaeology but we weren't expecting a Mesolithic site.
According to the study, the development of new hunting projectiles by European hunter-gatherers during the Mesolithic may have been linked to territoriality in a rapidly-changing climate.
People enjoyed the work completed in the Mesolithic that created the basic layout of Stonehenge.
It should be noted that for the first time after the Gobustan, Mesolithic layer was recorded in Azerbaijan's Damcili camp.
The ochre stick from the Mesolithic era is thought to have been used for applying colour to animal skins as well as making art.
The latest finds suggest people collected ochre and processed it in different ways during the Mesolithic period.
The hunter-gatherers living in Britain 10,000 years ago - a time known as the Mesolithic - may have rubbed off ochre onto objects they were using or used it to add a red hue to some of their art.
During that time, tantalising glimpses have emerged of human activity - some of it probably medieval, and some appearing to go back thousands of years, possibly as far back as Mesolithic times.
Participants will use maps to locate previous excavation areas and learn about the history, from the mesolithic hunter/ gatherer period through to the present day, plus find out how Castle Hill fits into the wider landscape and how it relates to other monuments in the north of England.
Considering the excellent preservation of objects, which have no signs of erosion in sand or gravel environment, the interpretation that marine sediments are covering some Mesolithic sites seems most plausible.
ANORTH East student has found evidence of a possible epic 250-mile journey between one Mesolithic man and his dog around 7,000 years ago.
Archaeologist David Jacques has found evidence that Mesolithic man's best friend was similar to an Alsatian - and bones found nearby suggest the dog would have feasted on salmon, trout, pike, wild pig and red deer.