Extreme conditions of climate change to uncover ancient ruins and monuments

Extreme conditions of climate change to uncover ancient ruins and monuments

Latest research undertaken by Archaeologists maintain that more historic ruins and ancient monuments will be revealed with growing conditions of climate change.

July’s thunderstorms unveiled a shipwreck off the Abergele coast which dated back to 150 years. This incidence was observed after another similar episode which unearthed 200 archaeological sites and prehistoric forests due to extreme weather events.

According to a statement by Archaeologist Dr Paul Belford, he warned, as the earth warms up, “you’ll see more and more of this.”

In May, a forest which was buried under sand and water for more than 4500 years was revealed in Ceredigion by Storm Hannah between Ynyslas and Borth. Similarly, hundreds of archaeological sites were discovered in heat wave of 2018.

Moreover, experts also recently found the Abergele wreck, when the 35-tonne wooden sloop Endeavour sunk in gales in October 1854. The remains of which were discovered at Pensarn beach in Conwy county, it was believed to be a 35-tonne, 45ft long vessel.

“The stormy weather created giant waves which moved the sand banks and exposed the boat,” explained Dr Belford, chief executive of the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust.

Belford further added that such discoveries will further help in answering questions based on our history. “Hopefully research will also help us learn lessons from the past and aid the fight against climate change,” he said.

The remains of the North Wales shipwreck are to be found in Abergele Roads, which is a large area in the vicinity of tidal pond, visible during low tides and storms.