More ancient monuments and historic ruins will be uncovered as extreme weather caused by climate change gets more frequent, an expert has said.
The remains of a shipwreck off the Abergele coast dating back 150 years was revealed by July’s thunderstorms.
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A prehistoric forest and 200 archaeological siteswere also unearthed following extreme weather.
Archaeologist Dr Paul Belford said “you’ll see more and more of this” as the world warms up.
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Experts have “tentatively identified” the recently-uncovered Abergele wreck as the 35-tonne wooden sloop Endeavour that sunk without trace in gales in October 1854.
The remains of the 45ft long vessel was found at Pensarn beach in Conwy county by a member of the public.
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“The stormy weather created giant waves which moved the sand banks and exposed the boat,” said Dr Belford, chief executive of the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust.
“You’ll see more and more wrecks and ancient monuments uncovered as extreme weather events become more frequent due to the impact of climate change.
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“Like the recent shipwreck find, these discoveries can help us answer the questions of our history.
“Hopefully research will also help us learn lessons from the past and aid...
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