Rare Ne­olithic track­way dis­cov­ered in Suf­folk

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ARCHAEOLOGICAL NEWS -

A rare Ne­olithic wooden track­way, dat­ing from 2,300 BCE has been un­cov­ered at the end of one of Europe’s largest ar­chae­o­log­i­cal digs in re­cent years, form­ing the cen­tre­piece of a prehistoric mon­u­ment in Suf­folk.

The work was com­mis­sioned by Scot­tishPower Re­new­ables as part of a project to in­stall un­der­ground ca­bles and over the last 18 months more than 50 sites along the 37km route have been ex­ca­vated.

Ar­chae­ol­o­gists have been work­ing near Wood­bridge since Fe­bru­ary, care­fully un­earthing the 30m long wooden track­way and plat­form, as well as bone and wood and the skull of an Auroch, an ex­tinct species of large wild cat­tle, which has been car­bon dated to circa 4,300 BCE.

The Ne­olithic path­way

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