Between Tides and Time: Intertidal Archaeology of the New Forest, England

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Maritime archaeologist, Lauren Tidbury speaks with Garry Momber, Director of the Maritime Archaeology Trust about what they have been discovering in the intertidal zone along the coast of Britain.  This area between high and low water is revealing amazing ancient structures. Learn how during recent work off the New Forest has revealed posts dating back 3000 years to the Bronze Age and others even older – 5,200 years dating to the Neolithic.  Learn how these are being interpreted by mapping their distribution to find out if these might be fish traps, causeways or other structures.  Not only do these sites provide evidence of past land connections to other parts of the world, they help determine early sea levels and are climate change indicators.