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Neolithic Well

The Age of the World's Oldest Timber Constructions is determined

Scientists of the University of Freiburg document highly-developed construction techniques of wells built by early neolithic settlers.
A research team led by Willy Tegel and Dr. Dietrich Hakelberg from the Institute for Forest Growth of the University of Freiburg has succeeded in precisely dating four water wells built by the first Central European agricultural civilisation with the help of dendrochronology or growth ring dating. The wells were excavated at settlements in the Greater Leipzig region and are the oldest known timber constructions in the world. They were built by the Linear Pottery culture, which existed from roughly 5600 to 4900 BC.

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