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Stone age bread on display

From 'The Oxford Times', Friday 11 April 2003

A 5,500-year-old piece of bread has been unearthed by archaeologists at an Oxfordshire village. The two- to three-centimetre morsel, believed to be the earliest bread found in Britain was left by Stone Age people to be unearthed during a 13-year-long study of a 16.5 hectare site at Yarnton. It was discovered at the building materials firms Hanson's Cassington sand and gravel pit, situated on the Yarnton floodplain - found in a pit with a small flint knife, apple skins and cores and hazelnut shells.

The bread will be part of an exhibition the weekend to celebrate the excavation work sponsored by Hanson and English Heritage.

More details on the bread here

More details on the exhibition here
Jane Posted by Jane
11th April 2003ce
Edited 11th April 2003ce

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