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Archaeologists discover Britain's longest road to be 10,000 year[s] old
Daily Express ^ | Friday, June 13, 2014 | Paul Jeeves

Posted on 06/14/2014 9:31:30 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

Britain's longest road, built almost a century ago, may actually have been used for 10,000 years.

Archaeologists were stunned to discover evidence of a Mesolithic settlement alongside the A1, which stretches 410 miles from London to Edinburgh.

The site, near Catterick in North Yorkshire, is believed to have been used by people travelling north and south as an overnight shelter, similar to today’s motorway service stations.

Items discovered at the settlement include flint tools that date back to between 6000 and 8000 BC.

Archaeologist Steve Sherlock said: “This was a place that people knew of – a place they could return to on many occasions to stay overnight during their travels. There is evidence of people using the route and moving through the area over periods of time. It is also adding to our knowledge of the early Mesolithic period, a time we don’t know very much about.

“We found a small structure that resembled a type of shelter where they were making the flint tools that were also present at the site.”

This rare discovery came during the excavation of known Roman settlements in advance of plans to upgrade the junctions from 51 to 56 to motorway status.

It was designated the A1 by the Ministry of Transport in 1921.

Archaeologists are excavating all the ancient monuments before they become less accessible.

They are focusing on a Roman town located by the road near to the River Swale, called Cataractonium.

Mr Sherlock added: “It was fascinating to find one of those was a Mesolithic site, a further 8,000 years into the past beyond the Romans.

“We are finding buildings on the edge of the Roman road – which runs alongside the A1 – including shop frontages and a bath house.”

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; unitedkingdom
Experts working yesterday at the site alongside the A1 in North Yorkshire[North News]

Experts working yesterday at the site alongside the A1 in North Yorkshire[North News]

1 posted on 06/14/2014 9:31:30 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

“Other than that, what have the Romans ever done for us?”


2 posted on 06/14/2014 9:32:16 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

3 posted on 06/14/2014 9:34:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: dfwgator

10,000 years old is pre-Roman.


4 posted on 06/14/2014 9:35:29 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Is everyone in the UK required to wear high visibility clothing?


5 posted on 06/14/2014 9:38:45 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: dfwgator

:’D

http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archiveDS/archiveDownload?t=arch-352-1/dissemination/pdf/vol_116/116_185_189.pdf

http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archiveDS/archiveDownload?t=arch-352-1/dissemination/pdf/vol_084/84_137_169.pdf


6 posted on 06/14/2014 9:42:59 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Aha! Now we know what caused the Ice Age!

Global Warming from excessive Highway Construction causing increased horse and oxen traffic (with the inevitable effluvia), thus exacerbating the already rampant climate change being brought about by all those cooking fires.

Civilization is the enemy of Mother Gaia!

Down with Homo Sapiens!


7 posted on 06/14/2014 9:44:38 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

That’s just to distract from their dental work.


8 posted on 06/14/2014 9:44:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

There are roads in downtown Minneapolis that LOOK like they’re 10,000 years old.


9 posted on 06/14/2014 9:46:47 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: SunkenCiv

LOL!


10 posted on 06/14/2014 9:47:02 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: RoosterRedux; dfwgator

related:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1366468/Roman-road-doubt-discovery-cobbled-built-100-years-invasion.html

Iron Age road link to Iceni tribe
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2764241/posts

This one is interesting, because it shows that, as in other places, Roman settlement began before conquest:

‘Britain’s first pre-Roman planned town’ found near Reading
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2766533/posts

this is, however, nonsense:

‘Roman’ roads were actually built by the Celts, new book claims
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3078474/posts


11 posted on 06/14/2014 9:49:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

That road was probably built by Fred Flintstone and the good folks at Slate Rock and Gravel, LLC.


12 posted on 06/14/2014 9:53:39 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Sorry but the “overnight shelter” was actually a toll booth.


13 posted on 06/14/2014 9:55:19 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: RoosterRedux

I could go for a big mammoth cookout right about now...


14 posted on 06/14/2014 9:57:26 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: bunkerhill7

:’) Early hostel.


15 posted on 06/14/2014 9:58:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

100......10,000....what difference does it make now????


16 posted on 06/14/2014 10:20:30 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: left that other site

When did we introduce broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage.....and beans????


17 posted on 06/14/2014 10:21:49 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

hehehe.

Evidently the oxen and horses do not need such “Particular” vegetables in order to produce truly horrendous flatus. Ordinary grass does just fine.

Just watch out what happens when a mudder eats its fodder!


18 posted on 06/14/2014 10:34:24 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

“Is everyone in the UK required to wear high visibility clothing?”

Makes it easier to find the body after they ignore all the other safety features.


19 posted on 06/14/2014 10:36:20 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Sacajaweau

I had the same reaction to your post, which is basically identical to most of your posts in archaeology and science topics.


20 posted on 06/14/2014 10:39:26 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: RoosterRedux

Pre-celtic, too, I believe.


21 posted on 06/14/2014 10:51:00 AM PDT by Defiant (Illegal aliens being allowed to stay legally is my definition of amnesty.)
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To: Sacajaweau
" When did we introduce broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage..... "

Your answer can be found here:

Brassica oleracea

"Brassica oleracea is the species of plant that includes many common foods as cultivars, including cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, savoy, and Chinese kale. In its uncultivated form it is known as wild cabbage. It is native to coastal southern and western Europe. Its tolerance of salt and lime and its intolerance of competition from other plants typically restrict its natural occurrence to limestone sea cliffs, like the chalk cliffs on both sides of the English Channel."

22 posted on 06/14/2014 11:41:28 AM PDT by blam
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To: RoosterRedux

I wonder if they produced scotch in those days.


23 posted on 06/14/2014 11:55:01 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG
I wonder if they produced scotch in those days.

If you haven't had a Maccallan's 10,000, you are in for a treat.

A little expensive, but well worth the wait.

24 posted on 06/14/2014 12:00:32 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: SunkenCiv

They also found evidence of speed cameras.
Petrified woodpeckers and wood tablets with “photos” of speeding walkers and horseman.


25 posted on 06/14/2014 12:17:42 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Straight Vermonter

Actually yes according to Jeremy Clarkson from “Top Gear” car show on the BBC.


26 posted on 06/14/2014 12:18:32 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: RoosterRedux

LOL!


27 posted on 06/14/2014 1:43:08 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: RoosterRedux
10,000 years old is pre-Roman.

pre-everything.

28 posted on 06/14/2014 2:41:21 PM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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