martes, 8 de septiembre de 2015

Ancient hoofprints found on Northumberland beach


One of the 7,000-year-old hoof prints on Cresswell beach.

Fresh evidence showing what life may have been like at Druridge Bay as long as 7,000 years ago, has been unearthed by an archaeologist.

Barry Mead has discovered a second set of well-preserved hoofprints, possibly made by an ancient breed of wild cattle, on the beach near his Cresswell home.

Eighteen months ago, he had found more animal and human prints preserved on the beach in a peat bed, which had been exposed by an exceptionally high tide.

His finds back up the discoveries unearthed during the Rescued from the Sea project at Low Hauxley at the northern end of Druridge Bay. [...] Northumberland Gazette