Star Carr archaeologists given more than £1m in funding

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Archaeologists excavating what they claim is Britain's oldest house have secured more than £1m in funding from the European Research Council.

The circular structure at Star Carr near Scarborough, was found in 2008 and dates from 8,500BC.

The team, from the Universities of York and Manchester, has been awarded the grant to help them finish their work before information from the site is lost forever.

Dr Nicky Milner, from the University of York, explained why they were in a race against time.

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