A MESOLITHIC SITE IN NORTH YORKSHIRE
ABOUT STAR CARR
Star Carr is a Mesolithic (Middle Stone Age) archaeological site, dating to around 9000 BC, just centuries after the end of the last Ice Age. It has become world famous in the archaeological world due to the preservation of artefacts found buried deep in the peat.
These incredibly rare finds include headdresses made from red deer skulls, thought to be used by shamans in ritual practices, barbed points (harpoons) used in hunting and fishing, the "oldest house in Britain", and the earliest evidence of carpentry that we have in Europe.
To find out more about the site and its history, visit the History of Research page.
In the last 3 months, two other new articles have been published. See the Publications page for details.
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Antler frontlets are exhibited in a number of museums (Scarborough Rotunda, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Cambridge, The British Museum). The Yorkshire Museum also has an exhibition featuring Star Carr. You can find out more on the Exhibitions page.
Our new book, "Star Carr: Life in Britain after the Ice Age" (which was nominated for Book of the Year) is now available to buy from retailers at RRP £13.
We have published a glossy booklet called "The Story of Star Carr"—all proceeds go to help fund more free public activities. To obtain a copy of the booklet please send a cheque for £3 made payable to "The Vale of Pickering Research Trust" to Claire Watkins, Department of Archaeology, University of York, The Kings Manor, York, YO1 7EP.