The significance of the submerged and inter tidal prehistoric landscapes and associated occupation evidence of the Solent area are of national importance.
A range of investigations, including the unique stratified Mesolithic site at Bouldnor Cliff, are demonstrating the huge potential to add to knowledge of early humans and the environment in which they were living. The presence of land surfaces and associated deposits of Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age date provides opportunities to investigate climatic and sea level changes that were as important for prehistoric populations as they are today.
The archaeological techniques and approaches that have been developed by the HWTMA for the investigation of submerged prehistoric sites have wider relevance to the development of this emerging area of archaeological investigation, this has resulted in a range of collaborative international projects.
To read more about our projects follow the links below.
- Archaeological Atlas of the 2 Seas
- Bouldnor Cliff
- Farasan Islands
- North West Solent
- Wootton Quarr