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Archaeologists find remains of oldest lakeside settlement in Europe

A diver searching for archaeological material.
A diver searching for archaeological material. Copyright AFP
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Euronews visits what is believed to be the oldest lakeside settlement in Europe.


In the waters of Lake Ohrid near the Albania and North Macedonia border, archaeologists have found wooden stakes that they believe are the oldest remains of a lakeside human settlement in Europe. 

According to Froseda Tola, an archaeologist working on the site, the stakes date back to the early Neolithic period around 5,800 BC.  

Some of the samples are now being analysed at Oxford University and are expected to provide meaningful answers about how people lived 8,000 years ago in Europe. 

Watch Euronews' report in the video player above.

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