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Mesolithic Hazelnut Shell, Thatcham

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This hazelnut shell was among many objects excavated by John Wymer in the 1950s from a site at Lower Way. The Kennet Valley is nationally important for the Middle Stone Age; as well as containing many flint knapping sites, the peat here preserves rarer organic material that tells us about diet and environment as well as being dateable.

HERThe Historic Environment Record (HER) is a register of all known archaeological and historical sites in the unitary authority of West Berkshire.

Period: c 10,000-4000 BC

Place: Thatcham



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