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Neolithic discovery uncovered

Over three hundred prehistoric clay figurines have been discovered by archaeologists from the University of Southampton.

They were found at a dig site in Greece. It is one of the biggest Neolithic discoveries of its kind in south-eastern Europe.

Archaeologists from the University have already made discoveries elsewhere.

They worked at Portus, an ancient port in Italy, where they discovered a large building used for ship building. That work was carried out alongside the British School of Rome.

Archaeologists from Southampton have made discoveries elsewhere too Credit: Chris Uson/PA Wire

Measuring around 150 metres by 60 metres it would have had at least eight bays, 12 meters tall, used for the building and repair of ships in the early second century. It is the only building of its kind discovered anywhere in the world.