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Britain's 'oldest house' discovered

11 August 2010 Last updated at 11:12 BST

Archaeologists say they have discovered Britain's oldest house.

The circular structure, found at a site near Scarborough, North Yorkshire, has been dated as being made in 8,500BC - making it 500 years older than the previous oldest house.

Jenny Hill spoke to Dr Nicky Milner an archaeologist from the University of York.

Artist's drawing of ancient community life courtesy of Alan Sorrell, University of York.