Britain’s oldest house thought to be around 11500 years old has been discovered by archaeologists in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
The house is so old that when it was built Britain was still part of continental Europe.
Predating what was thought to be the Country’s oldest home in Howick, Northumberland by at least 500 years, this circular structure found on the
shores of a former lake had a cut and hewn timber structure and is thought to be the earliest example of carpentry in Europe.
The site of the structure is thought to have been occupied by hunter gatherers for several hundred years just after the last ice age, and the researchers have also found animal bones and skulls which might represent a ritualistic aspect to their lives.