Dating pottery finds

Prior to some shaping processes, clay must be prepared.

The Yorkshire Museum also has an exhibition featuring Star Carr. 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.

I find an awful lot of pottery when I'm out and about, usually smashed into very small pieces.

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.

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