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Digging for Britain; August 26th

25 August 2010

BBC 2 ‘Digging for Britain’ 26th August … looked at various archaeological sites from Creswell Crags to the Beaker people – and surprisingly, they moved around a lot. Unsurpringly, this occurs between 2300 and 2000BC (but you need to read Moe Mandelkehr’s articles in SIS journals on what might have been going on then to understand why). However, what caught my attention was the Neolithic farm and various associated buildings. Point one, a large number of cattle skulls were buried in the foundations, and point two, the site was abandoned and ceased to exist – at the significant date of 3000BC. This may well have been as a result of a rise in sea level.

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