Monday 13 July 2015

Stone age rock shelter

On our way back from Beddgelert I parked up to show Haydn and Lily the stone age rock shelter. It was discovered a couple of years ago when someone questioned why there were limpet shells ten metres above sea level. Subsequent radio carbon dating said one of the shells was 9343 years old.

On the scramble up the rock Haydn was worried that he might be underwhelmed. ‘Does it look anything like a stone age rock shelter?’

The mattresses gave it a contemporary feel. Not an impromptu camp site but a safety measure for climbers practising on the overhanging rock.

The story of the discovery is in this earlier blogpost.

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