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YAHS Prehistory Research Section provides funding supporting Mesolithic research on the North York Moors

  • Posted On: 14 March 2020

The YAHS Prehistory Research Section is supporting research on the North York Moors, providing funds for two AMS radiocarbon dates. At Esklets on Westerdale Moor, a rare flint stratification within peat blanket offers an opportunity to precisely date Late Mesolithic occupation and flint deposition.  It is part of a wider project to reconstruct the cultural and environmental history of the Late Mesolithic Hunter-Gatherer Transitions in the North York Moors 5000-3800 BC click here for further information