Friday, July 26, 2013

Mesolithic House Reconstructed at University College Dublin

This house, just built by the archaeologists at University College Dublin, is modeled on the ones uncovered at the Mount Sandel Mesolithic site in Ireland.

The pattern of post holes that defined one of the originals, dating to around 7600 BCE. You can see that the pattern is not as perfect as one would like, and some people don't really believe in these. But what else could all those posts be?

View of the frame. It is covered with turf. Which makes me wonder why; in North America wood-framed dwellings were covered with sheets of tree bark or woven reed mats.

More at the project blog.

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