Underwater Stone Age settlement
Previous excavations have uncovered flint tools and organic material such as acorns, charcoal and worked pieces of wood. The site is unique in Britain and seems to provide evidence of an extensive settlement. There is evidence of hearths and ovens, and divers are hoping that the current excavation will reveal more artefacts and clues to life in the Stone Age.
The team of archaeologists hope to raise sections of the sea floor. These will be carefully analysed in laboratory conditions to uncover layers of sediment and reveal materials that have lain unseen beneath the seabed for thousands of years. The divers are from the Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology and University of Southampton.