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Neolithic house discovery at Avebury stone circle dig

Archaeologists believe they may have found the remains of a house where people who built Avebury stone circle may have lived.

The three-week Between the Monuments project is researching the daily lives of Neolithic and Bronze Age residents at the Wiltshire site.

The dig is being led by The National Trust and Southampton and Leicester University archaeologists.

The National Trust said if it is a house they will have "hit the jackpot".

Spokesman Dr Nick Snashall said: "I could count the number of middle Neolithic houses that have been found on the fingers of one hand.

"This site dates from a time when people are just starting to build the earliest parts of Avebury's earthworks, so we could be looking at the home and workplace of the people who saw that happening."

moss Posted by moss
29th July 2015ce

Comments (3)

Meanwhile on Twitter, the extent of discovery is rather more downplayed:

thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
29th July 2015ce
;) Meant to do some work on that piece of news, but then something even more interesting came up...... Headlines and archaeologists, are not necessarily always a good mix, we will see what develops. moss Posted by moss
30th July 2015ce
I'm sure there will be excitement to come from this dig. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
30th July 2015ce
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