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Bronze Age boat building channels found in Wales

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

Longhouse foundations found in Wales

Archaeologists have unearthed the tree trunk foundations of a longhouse in Monmouth, Wales. Monmouth Archaeology, which found the wooden foundations, said they dated to at least the Bronze Age, but could be early Neolithic, about 6,500 years old. It said the pyramids were built about 4,500 years ago. Steve Clarke of Monmouth Archaeology,

Gas main excavations unearths Stone Age artifacts

Gas main excavations in Monmouth have uncovered flint tools and bone fragments dating back to the Stone Age. They indicate hunter-gatherers used the River Wye for food and transport some 6,500 to 7,500 years ago. The late Mesolithic items show there were settlers in the area thousands of years earlier

Sword stud may rewrite Welsh history

The discovery of a sword stud in Monmouth, Wales, may indicate a previously unknown Anglo-Saxon period. “We know very little in reality about what was happening in Wales between the Romans and the Normans,” he said. “We have lots of legends and stories but very little in the way of absolute

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