Tuesday, February 12, 2008

CITY OF BATH -EVIDENCE FROM 10,000 YEARS AGO!

While digging for a ne sewer, Bath (Somerset, England)officials found new evidence that extends the history of the city back thousands of years before its famous Roman baths. At the very depths of the site of a new shopping centre in the heart of the ancient city, archaeologists found the first evidence of human activity near the banks of the River Avon dating back to 8,000 BC, that's before any kind of recorded history and even before the idea of farming had reached the British Isles.

The first "Bathonians" were hunter-gatherers, following herds of deer and other game along the river valley, attracted by the hot springs and the plentiful fish in the River Avon. And on the spot where people would later settle and use the hot springs, they made flint tools, fished and left scraps of archaeological evidence, according to Bath and North East Somerset archaeologist Richard Sermon.

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