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During the preceding Ice Age, this would all have been covered with ice. Such lakesides were favorite places for Mesolithic people to build hunting camps. The water attracts woodland animals, such as deer, to drink. People could gather fruit and nuts from the woods, and fish in the lake. < MESOLITHIC HOUSE In 2000, archaeologists discovered the post holes of a Mesolithic house at Howick in Northumberland, England. Carbon dating of hazelnut shells showed that it was built around 7800 bce, and remained in use for at least 100 years.

Thinking he had died recently, they called the police. From the man’s strange belongings, which included flintheaded arrows, it became clear that he was very old indeed. The dead man, nicknamed Ötzi, lived 5,300 years ago. ÖTZI Reconstructed This reconstruction shows Ötzi as he would have appeared in life. He was well-equipped for survival in the snow-covered Alps. Beneath a grass cape, which could be used as a blanket at night, he wore layers of warm clothing made from goat and deer hide. His hat was bearskin and his deer hide shoes were stuffed with grass.

Such lakesides were favorite places for Mesolithic people to build hunting camps. The water attracts woodland animals, such as deer, to drink. People could gather fruit and nuts from the woods, and fish in the lake. < MESOLITHIC HOUSE In 2000, archaeologists discovered the post holes of a Mesolithic house at Howick in Northumberland, England. Carbon dating of hazelnut shells showed that it was built around 7800 bce, and remained in use for at least 100 years. During this period, it was rebuilt twice.

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