6,000-year-old wood carving found in Wales

Published on July 18th, 2013 | by Admin

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A decorative wood carving has been found during the construction of a wind farm in the Rhondda Valley in Wales.

Richard Scott Jones, an archaeologist from Heritage Recording Services Wales, said the piece of wood was “priceless” and would be unveiled to the public at the National History Museum in St Fagans next year.

He said the wood is likely to date back 6,270 years to the Late Mesolithic/Early Neolithic period.

“In archaeological circles, this is the is equivalent to winning the lottery,” he said.

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Story: Mark Smith, Wales Online | Photo: Wales Online

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