Some bunnies in Wales have just dug up a hole where treasure of 9,000-year-old artifacts was discovered. The discovery dates back to 3,750 to 9,000 years and this includes tools for sealing hide boats and clothes.
In the hole was another shard of a funerary urn and this suggested that the Skokholm Island might have been used for ritual burial. Giselle Eagle and Richard Brown discovered the “beveled pebbles” outside a hole. Then they discovered that this burrow was dug up by rabbits in the Island as they needed to create their home.
They snapped a picture of the artifacts and sent it to Dr. Toby Driver who works at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monument of Wales. After Mr. Toby saw the photos, he realized that the image was a Mesolithic ‘bevelled pebble.”
These are common and distinctive finds amongst flint scatters of this age found on coastal sites all the way from [northern] France up to western Scotland, and also on some northern English coasts.Dr. Toby
Brown and Eagle maintained that they were alert about another discovery and not long after they discovered another place for a beveled pebble dug up by the rabbits. They informed a expert about this discovery and got an analysis that the pottery shard discovered was a funerary urn.
Jody Deacon who works at the National Museum of Wales said that these funerary urns are common in Ireland and are more frequent in Wales’ western area.