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Wooden Stone Age platform found on seabed off Isle of Wight

An 8,000 year-old wooden platform has been discovered on the seabed off the Isle of Wight. The structure was found by the Maritime Archaeological Trust 36ft (11m) below sea level east of Yarmouth at a site which was dry land during the Stone Age.

It was next to what is thought to be the world's oldest boat-building.

The site at Bouldnor Cliff was first discovered in 2005 and contains an arrangement of timbers that could be platforms, walkways or collapsed structures. It is the only such submerged Mesolithic landscape currently known in the UK.

Posted 22/08/2019 10:50

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