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Bronze Age boat building channels found in Wales

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Archaeologists working in Monmouth, Wales, believe they have found the remains of a boat building community that existed in the area during the Bronze Age.

Among the discoveries are a pair of “dead-straight” metre-wide channels in the clay shaped like the bottom of wooden canoes – along with a third smaller groove.

Mr Clarke said it supported the theory of a vessel having a support arm, adding he was seeking the opinion of marine archaeologists.

These channels were found over a mound of burned earth which has been carbon dated to the Bronze Age although other finds around the area date back to the Stone Age.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: Peter Bere, BBC News

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