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Jun 28, 2022

Happy hunting at Burry Holms

Burry Holms is a small tidal island off the western tip of the Gower peninsula, so why have archaeologists found so many Mesolithic hunting tools there? The answer lies in the local topography in the millennia after the last Ice Age, when ...

Burry Holms was surrounded by land and offered a raised vantage point for humans. It's the only place in Wales where a Mesolithic flint point has been discovered bearing traces of glue, which probably attached the flint to the shaft of a spear or harpoon. For more about the site's early human history, including its Iron Age hillfort and causeway, use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes beside the Wales Coast Path opposite Burry Holms. Or click here