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What might have been one of the world's oldest shipyards has been discovered underwater near the Isle of Wight, new research suggests.
A forest of timber boards was first discovered jutting out from the Solent, the strait of water that separates the Isle of Wight from mainland England, back in 2005.
Experts - Site - Secrets - Feet - Water
Experts have since been working to excavate the site and reveal the secrets that are buried 36 feet (11m) below the water.
Archaeologists have uncovered an arrangement of trimmed timbers that could be platforms, walkways or collapsed structure, they say.
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A new structure was spotted eroding from within this drowned forest, during the late spring of 2019.
The platform they have now revealed is, they say, the most intact, wooden Middle Stone Age structure ever found in the UK.
Researchers - Maritime - Archaeological - Trust - MAT
Researchers at The Maritime Archaeological Trust (MAT) in Southampton discovered the site.
It lies east of Yarmouth and, during the period there was human activity at the site, it was dry land with lush vegetation.
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This was a time before the North Sea was fully formed and the Isle of Wight was still connected to mainland Europe....
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