Bronze Age road discovered in Wales

Published on May 26th, 2009 | by Admin


Archaeologists have discovered a Bronze Age road by the shore in Swansea, South Wales.

The track was woven from narrow branches of oak and alder.It was covered in a thin layer of brushwood to provide a level walking-surface. It was found in March when it was uncovered by storms but has since disappeared back under the marine clay.

Scientists sent a sample to the Beta Analytic Radiocarbon Laboratory in Florida, which dated it to around 4,000 years ago.

“During the early Bronze Age the climate was drier and warmer than today and the sea level was significantly lower, the BBC quoted Andrew Sherman, assistant project officer, as saying.

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