A FASCINATING insight into the lives of our stone age ancestors is due to take place at Ingleton Community Centre on the evening of Monday, September 18.

Hosted by Ingleborough Archaeology Group, an archaeologist from Oxford Archaeology North will talk about recent excavations near Poulton-le-Fylde in Lancashire which uncovered remains dating back almost 14,000 years.

A perfectly-preserved 6,000-year-old leaf from an elm tree, along with tools made by Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age people are among the items discovered during the archaeological dig carried out last year in advance of the construction of a new bypass.

Pottery and stone tools were uncovered, some of which are likely to be on display at the talk in Ingleton. Ancient pollen, wood, leaves, hazelnuts, charred seeds and fruits were also found, giving clues about how people lived and developed from hunter gatherers living on the coast to early farmers eking a living from the salt marshes.

The talk, at 7.30pm, by lead archaeologist Fraser Brown, or one of his colleagues, will be the first in the autumn series of monthly events organised by Ingleborough Archaeology Group. Non-members are welcome, £3 entry.