SUBMERGED FOREST, WHITESANDS BAY

Site Details



NPRN
524782
Map Reference
SM72NW
Grid Reference
SM7320227125
Unitary (Local) Authority
Pembrokeshire
Old County
Pembrokeshire
Community
St Davids And The Cathedral Close
Type of Site
SUBMERGED FOREST
Broad Class
Unassigned
Period
Mesolithic

Site Description

A 'Submarine Forest' is shown on OS 1st edition mapping extending for some 365m north-south. Samples have been dated to 5250+/-80BP, 4540+/-70BP. Flints have been found below the peat. The bones of deer, aurich and brown bear have been found within the peat.

Sources include:
Bell, M, 2007, Prehistoric Coastal Communities: The Mesolithic in Western Britain, CBA Research Report 149, pg2
Dyfed Archaeological Trust HER Refs: 13360, 11978
Hicks, H, 1885, On some recent researches on Bone Caves in Wales, Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 9, 1-20
Hicks, H, 1897, Pembrokeshire Antiquites, Solva, H W Williams
Leach, A L, 1913, Stone implements from spil drifts and chipping floors, etc, in South Pembrokeshire, Archaeologia Cambrensis, LXVIII, 391-432
Leach, A L, 1918, Flint working sites on the submerged land (submerged forest) bordering the Pembrokeshire coast, Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 29, 46-67
OS 1st edition 25in

Maritime Officer, RCAHMW, September 2014.

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