Archaeology Society's third academic trip of 2023 is going to the Northumberland coast, to visit an extraordinary archaeological site near the sleepy village of Howick. Eight thousand years ago, generations of people built and re-built a house by the sea that was rediscovered in 2002. One of the most detailed excavations in western Europe, this house had rich evidence of body painting, tool innovation and boat-building. Their culture is thought to have come from the east, in a time when the lost land known today as Doggerland was rapidly being claimed by the North Sea. We'll take a train up to Alnmouth and a bus to Howick village, where we'll go along the coast path where an impressive re-construction of the ancient house has been put up. Along the way we'll visit an Iron Age hillfort, the stunning Howick beach and finish our day at Howick Hall & Gardens, the birthplace of Earl Grey Tea.
Howick Mesolithic House Trip