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Star Carr pendant featured in BBC Big Digs 2016

Posted on 4 January 2017

Pendant discovery made headlines in February 2016

A departmental project has been featured in the BBC's list of significant archaeological discoveries of 2016.

The Star Carr pendant, a unique example of Mesolithic art, was discovered in 2015 during excavations in the Vale of Pickering as part of the POSTGLACIAL project. The artwork on the pendant is the earliest known Mesolithic art in Britain, and a previously unused suite of multiple scientific and analytical techniques were employed to examine the aretefact and its markings.

You can read more about the pendant in the Internet Archaeology article at

The full BBC list can be viewed at