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10,000-year-old forest and Napoleonic cannons uncovered by storms which hit Wales

A forest frequented by hunter gatherers up to 10,000 years ago and cannons possibly dating to the Napoleonic wars have been uncovered after the storms that hammered the Welsh coastline.

At Newgale, in Pembrokeshire, the pebble bank sea defence was pushed back across the road, making it impassable, but when the stormy weather had died down, the forest remains were revealed on the beach.
An experts said it would have been visited by hunter gatherers looking for game and edible plants, nuts and berries.
The authority’s Phil Bennett said: “We’ve known of the existence of this forest for many years but I, for one, have never seen it so close to the road.
“The storms and high seas have pushed the pebble bank back and scoured the sand, exposing the remains of this woodland. We have been able to identify some recognizable timbers from the Mesolithic period.
“Ten thousand years ago this woodland area would have been visited by hunter gatherer bands from time to time, looking for game and collecting edible plants, nuts and berries as these resources became available during the year.”  >>more<<

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