Rare Neolithic trackway discovered in Suffolk
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