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Dig Deeper – Glacial gravels

Dig Deeper

Building a hunter-gatherer’s house

A hunting group track a red deer through the birch forest and trap it beside a river, about 9,000 years ago. What did they think of ancient hand axes or the bones of long-since disappeared mammoths, eroded out of the ground by changing river courses? Illustration by Pete Urmston

The hunter-gatherers who colonised Bedfordshire after the last Ice Age were nomadic. They moved with the seasons to follow game and harvest plants.

You can watch university students build the type of house these hunter-gatherer families lived in.


Find out more about how the gravels formed and the first people of Bedford River Valley Park