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Prehistoric landscape uncovered at Borth


From the RCAHMW blog at
http://heritageofwalesnews.blogspot.com/2012/03/prehistoric-landscape-uncovered-at.html

"It’s a race against tide this week at Borth in Ceredigion. Archaeologists have a short window of opportunity to record, excavate and carry out palaeo-environemntal sampling of a large expanse of peat recently exposed beneath the sands on the beach. The peat together with a number of tree stumps and branches, provide a glimpse at the earlier Prehistoric environment, a time when the sea shore lay further west and this was an area of salt marsh. Of particular interest are the series of human and animal footprints fossilized in the now hardened peat surface, a line of post holes perhaps part of a causeway that once crossed the marsh, and also scatters of burnt stone, possible burnt mounds that are often associated with the Bronze Age.

A submerged forest to the north of this site has previously been studied by archaeologists http://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/506500/details/SUBMERGED+FOREST%2C+BORTH+SANDS/

The emergency archaeological work is being carried out by staff and students of the School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology at the University of Wales Trinity St David. The Royal Commission has provided survey support, mapping the extents of the peat and other exposed features."
blossom Posted by blossom
13th March 2012ce
Edited 14th March 2012ce

Comments (4)

I can't tell you how weird that is. I was looking at stuff about Cantre'r Gwaelod* today and it mentioned the submerged trees at Borth. That's serendipity, I believe.

*The Lowland Hundred, the legendary lost kingdom of Gwynddno Garanhir.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
13th March 2012ce
I believe it is my friend. I went there back in the '90s but intend a visit back quite soon. This looks mighty interesting. blossom Posted by blossom
14th March 2012ce
I mean I went to Borth..not to the lost kingdom of Gwynddo Garanhir. blossom Posted by blossom
14th March 2012ce
Ha ha! I am disappointed. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
14th March 2012ce
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