After the end of the last Ice Age, by 9000 BC, weather conditions had become similar to today and plants and animals had returned to the landscape of Britain. At Star Carr in Yorkshire, archaeologists found the remains of a settlement which had been preserved well in waterlogged soil. The people hunted red deer, among other animals, and made headdresses from their antlers. Star Carr was very important in helping archaeologists understand the Mesolithic period better and provides a vivid insight into several aspects of life at that time.
Star Carr, Vale of Pickering, north Yorkshire, England
part of skull and antler of red deer
length: 42.9 cm
width: 39 cm
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