Mesolithic footprints found in Wales

A number of footprints dating back 7000 years, discovered at Port Eynon on the Gower peninsula, South Wales, could reveal the behaviour of Mesolithic hunters.

Numerous Mesolithic footprints (by Cardiff University)

Prehistoric footprints consist of marks left by both adults and children. Their true age was determined through radiocarbon dating, as previously they were believed to data to Bronze Age. The tracks suggest also a deer and a boar moving in the same direction as the people, which might depict a group of hunters tracking their prey through an open, boggy landscape.

Footprint found at the site (by Cardiff University)

(after Cardiff University & Wales Online)

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