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Unusual Bronze Age tools discovered in Wales

A cache of stone tools, the likes of which have not been seen before, has been found in Wales. The tools appear to have been deposited deliberately — perhaps ceremonially — in what would have been a stream around 4,500 years ago, according to the researchers. Around 20 of the roughly triangular

Neolithic hearth found in Wales

A hearth dating back 5,000 years has been unearthed at a construction site in southern Wales. A New Stone Age hearth was discovered during preliminary groundworks for the large Siltbuster building which is now nearing completion. Work was suspended on the groundworks until the archaeologists had totally excavated and ‘preserved by record’

Welsh footprints date back 7,000 years

Ancient footprints found in Wales have been dated back 7,000 years. Discovered in 2014, the pre-historic footprints of both children and adults at Port Eynon on the Gower peninsula were initially thought to date to the Bronze Age but analysis carried out at Cardiff University has revealed they are actually 3,000

Human remains found at Neolithic site in Wales

Human remains, including several teeth, have been found at a Neolithic site on a Welsh island. Archaeologist Catherine Rees said: "Human remains are incredibly rare outside of megalithic tombs in this area as bone seldom survives in North Wales. "Several teeth have been recovered which will enable scientists to discover more about

Timbers from Neolithic log boat found in Wales

Oak timbers that may have been part of a Neolithic log boat have been uncovered at a construction site in Wales. The prehistoric remains found at Monmouth have been radiocarbon-dated to 3,210 BC, in the New Stone Age. “There are cut features which appear to make it a complex craft and one

Medieval burials found in Wales

Christian burials dating back to the early 6th century A.D. have been uncovered in southwest Wales. Phil Bennett, cultural heritage manager for the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, which supported the dig, said: "Without doubt some of the people buried in St Patrick's Chapel would have been contemporaries of St David

Medieval castle unearthed in Wales

The remains of a small medieval castle have been unearthed in northern Wales. “It was occupied in the 11th or 12th centuries AD by someone of significance who could afford to hire a blacksmith to make the knives and nails and other small items that the house needed.” Among the findings made

Cremation pits found in Wales

Construction work in Wales has led to the discovery of cremation pits on the site. A spokesman for the local authority added: "The council has been informed of the discovery of a number of cremation plots at the site, which were made by an archaeologist who was on site as a