Submerged Prehistory

Submerged and inter-tidal landscapes can provide an invaluable source of information about our prehistoric past. Our work at the Mesolithic landscape at Bouldnor Cliff, and other prehistoric sites in the Solent and beyond, has pioneered new techniques for exploring these unique environments and the people who lived there. Through analysing land surfaces and associated deposits dating from the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age, we’ve begun to investigate climatic and sea level changes that were as important for prehistoric populations as they are today.

This is a new and exciting area of archaeological investigation. Our findings have been of international importance and have resulted in a range of collaborative projects.

 

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