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Category: Ochre

  1. Worked ochre from Mesolithic sites

    Ochre is a mixture of fine clay and iron oxide and it often occurs in conjunction with iron ores such as haematite. Though it occurs at many prehistoric sites in Britain it is usually present in only small numbers. Recent excavations by Oxford Archaeology North at the ┬áLate Mesolithic site of Stainton, Cumbria has uncovered […]