West Dorset 'Oldest' human settlement found
Archaeologists working for the National Trust think they have found west Dorset's oldest human settlement.
Excavations over the last two weeks began when a number of artefacts were found by a man walking his dog.
Experts now believe people lived on Doghouse Hill on the Golden Cap estate up to 10,000 years ago.
Finds included a stone hearth, fire pit and pot shards from Bronze Age periods (2,500 to 1,000BC) and others from the Mesolithic Age (10,000 to 4,000BC)
Martin Papworth, from the National Trust, said: "Although it's a stunning coastal site now, 6,000 to 8,000 years ago this area would have been over a mile inland.
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23rd May 2009ce
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