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Europe's Oldest Polished Axe Found in Ireland

Europe's Oldest Polished Axe Found in Ireland | microburin mesolithic archaeology | Scoop.it

The 9,000-year-old tool shows that Mesolithic people had sophisticated burial rituals and even cremated their dead
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The Meare Heath Bow Reconstruction | Stuart Prior

The Meare Heath Bow Reconstruction | Stuart Prior | microburin mesolithic archaeology | Scoop.it

The following article is an account of the re-creation of a working replica of the Meare Heath Bow, which was carried out using the tools, materials and technologies available to the indigenous Neolithic population of Somerset.  Through the re-creation and testing of the bow, hypothesis and interpretations previously attributed to the bow, and consequently to Neolithic bow-making in general, are examined and re-appraised | Article courtesy of www.digitaldigging.net

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It may be Neolithic, but we can image our Mesolithic ancestors had the same (or better) skills and craftsmanship in the preceding 5+ millenia after the thawing of the glaciers, plus composite "plug-and-replace" technology? The Neolithic folks became more sedentary, more reliant on domesticated plants and animals - and all the risk that involved - versus hunter-gatherer-fisher communities who exploited their wildscapes while always (or mostly) on-the-move through a heavily forested environment.

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Ancient settlement discovered on controversial A6 route

Ancient settlement discovered on controversial A6 route | microburin mesolithic archaeology | Scoop.it
ARCHAEOLOGISTS have found evidence of an ancient settlement along the route of a disputed £160m road planned for countryside that features in the work of poet Seamus Heaney.
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