TAS have recently reopened a former trench following confirmation of new
stone age activity (Neolithic).
Carbon dates obtained from our previous excavations suggest people were living near Mottram in Tameside around 3300 BC, using a hearth to heat and perhaps cook food. Stones discovered around the hearth were modified as tools. These, along with the flints also found, would indicate that the people had adequate implements to live.
Previously, large postholes were discovered around a hearth. These suggest that a roof might have been supported. Further extension of the trench will look for additional postholes which would assist in detecting the shape of any building.
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