Star Carr, Volume 2: studies in technology, subsistence and environment
AffiliationUniversity of York, University of Manchester, University of Chester
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AbstractThe second volume of Star Carr provides detail on specific areas of research around the Star Carr site, one of the most important Mesolithic sites in Europe. Discovered in the late 1940s, the site is famous in the archaeological world for the wealth of rare organic remains uncovered. The 2003-2015 excavations directed by Conneller, Milner and Taylor aimed to answer questions about how the site was used. Much larger and more complex than ever imagined, the Star Carr site was in use for around 800 years. The excavations show that Mesolithic groups were highly invested in this place and continued to occupy the site despite changes in climate over this period. The findings include the oldest evidence for ‘houses’ in Britain, three large wooden platforms along the edge of the lake, antler headdresses and a unique, engraved shale pendant which represents the earliest form of Mesolithic art in Britain. This volume looks in detail at focused areas of research, including wooden artefacts, the antler headdresses, structures, environmental and climate change data, plant and animal remains found at the site, and sediment data.
CitationMilner, N., Conneller, C., & Taylor, B. (Eds.) (2018). Star Carr, Volume 2: studies in technology, subsistence and environment. York: White Rose University Press.
PublisherWhite Rose University Press
DescriptionThe final full text is available open access at https://universitypress.whiterose.ac.uk/site/books/10.22599/book2/
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