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Oldest decoratively carved timber in Britain

Historic England show off the most ancient decoratively carved piece of wood yet found in Britain - recently carbon dated to around 4620BCE, about 500 years older than the oldest previously known example. The Mesolithic timber was found in peat not far from the River Lambourn, by Derek Fawcett, about four years ago. You can spin a 3D model around on the link. (Don't expect anything too decorative about the markings(!) but you can indulge in some wonder that someone made them 2000 years before Stonehenge was built).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
30th June 2023ce
Edited 30th June 2023ce

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