viernes, 29 de abril de 2016

4,000-year-old red deer skull and antlers found in Wales


1/18. The 4ft-wide antlers belonged to a giant stag which roamed the forest during the Bronze Age, and were laid bare by strong tides on the Cardigan Bay coastline. They are now being examined by an archaeological research team at the University of Wales Trinity St David's in Lampeter

The skull and antlers of a deer dating back 4,000 years have been found.

Researchers from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David are examining the red deer remains, discovered on a beach in Borth, Ceredigion.

They were first spotted in early April, but were not recovered until Friday due to the tides.

Dr Ros Coard, from the university, said: "The individual was certainly in the prime of his life showing full development of the large antlers."

When the skull was first seen, it was reported to the Royal Commission in Aberystwyth which alerted Dr Martin Bates, of UWTSD's school of school of archaeology, history and anthropology.

The people who found it photographed the area where it was spotted and this was used by the team who manually searched the water at low tide until the skull was found under 1m (3.2ft) of water. [...] BBC News / Link 2