Flint tools, arrowheads and 10,000-year and a bronze-age pin is also found at Berkshire quarry

A 6000-year old house has been unearthed in a Berkshire quarry by materials producer Cemex.

The rectangular Neolithic house was constructed from split logs and thatched roof and was found at Cemex's Kingsmead Quarry in Horton, Berkshire.

There are only two other samples of such a house in the UK. Other finds at the site include 10,000 year-old flint tools, broken pottery, arrowheads from 2,000BC and a bronze age pin for a farmer's cloak.

Talking about the discover, Cemex UK’s sustainability director Andy Spencer, said: "The house probably didn’t have a chimney, and smoke from the hearth would have seeped through the thatch, which was high enough to avoid catching fire from the sparks."

Following the £5m archaelogical study Cemex says it will invest £3.3m on site plant to process aggregates and manufacture concrete.