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| King's Quoit, Manorbier |
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Looking down on the capstone.The limited size of the site can clearly be seen.If this site wasn't covered by a mound how many others were open to the air?|
|Martin L |
| That is an interesting question. |
Was the shoreline the same at neolithic times? In Germany and Brittany for example there ares some sites now close to the sea (or evenbelow sea level) that originally have been much more inland.
| From my reading, the sea level would just about have settled at the current level by 3000BC, but the actual coastline would still have been some distance away. During the time of human habitation along this stretch, the entire Carmarthen Bay was dry land (some useful outline maps in Frances Lynch's 'Prehistoric Wales'). |
Having seen what the sea has done to nearby stretches of cliff even in the 20 years I have been in the area, I would certainly have expected the Quoit to have been well away from the edge when it was first used.
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