Britain's 1000 Years Old Fish Trap

Well the following post is not an usual sigh by walk post. I like to post it here because it is an interesting subject. Last week I was checking the National Geographic Content of GEC. I was making a concept of posting about traditional African fish trap for GEC. So I searched for rich text about the fish trap, especially the local fish traps widely used in Central African region. But I found this interesting one :

Britain's most ancient fishing trap has been discovered while a strange underwater shape was spotted from a plane flying overhead.This millennium old archeo-site is located beside Popit sand beach near the Teifi estuary, near Cardigan, West Wales the coastline.

Research carried out on Google Earth.The place is discovered at March, 2009.

The 853ft (260m) long construction is thought to have been built 1,000 years ago,around the time of the the Norman Conquest and designed to trap fish behind rock walls.The trap is believed to have been made from locally quarried rock, or possibly boulders carried in by glaciers during the last Ice Age.

Archeologists believe large numbers of people worked together to erect this long rock-built contraption and it allowed them to catch plentiful numbers of fish for their supper.
The discovery has given them a fascinating glimpse into how medieval communities survived through hunting and fishing.



Fish swam into the estuary but became trapped by the outgoing tide before being hooked out using nets.
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Curious reader's may love to see the news, which has published in : Daily Mail , Telegraph 
(oops ! BBC page is expired)  KMZ for Google Earthholics
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Google Earth Blogger Frank Taylor wrote about it here shortly.

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