Skip to comments.Ancient footprints found in peat at Borth beach
Posted on 03/16/2012 9:19:06 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Human and animal fossilised footprints that may be from the Bronze Age have been exposed on a Ceredigion beach.
Archaeologists are racing against changing tides to record and excavate the find in peat at Borth, which gives a snapshot of a time when the shore lay further west.
The team believes the footprints could be 3,000 to 4,000 years old.
Staff and students from the University of Wales Trinity St David are carrying out the work.
A child's footprint and the cast taken of it in the peat at Borth
As well as the footprints, a line of post holes has been found, which could have been a causeway.
They lie across an area that would have been salt marsh when the footprints were made.
The Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments is providing survey support, mapping the extent of the peat and other exposed features.
Submerged forests have been found further north on the beach and nearby in the past...
Dr Bates added that there were a range of footprints discovered, including cattle, sheep or goat and possibly a bear...
The area was gradually waterlogged with peat growth. A number of finds in the area included a Mesolithic composite tool of antler, two flints, an auroch (extinct ox) skeleton and a piece of antler.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
The footprints have been found in an area of exposed peat, along with holes which could have supported a causeway across ancient salt marshes
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Exposed Pete? I didn’t know Uncle Pete got around that much. Oh, and those holes are from his cane.
they look like charlton heston’s prints.
Was there any evidence of a toll booth, or did they already have E-Z Pass?
Using reasoning strategies similar to those used by Climate Change Alarmists, I have reviewed the information and determined the shadow of a doubt that these are the ruins of Atlantis. The remains they mistook for an ox is actually an alien.
Where’s my grant money?
It was the footpath to Sneaky Peat’s, the place to be seen in those days.
Scientists, after failing to match the prints to any known Nike sole design, and failing to unearth any scuff marks from jeans worn around the ankles, concluded they must be “rather old”.
Proving conclusively that feet had already been invented by the bronze age!
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