Archaeologists have spotted an 8,000-year-old wooden platform in the waters off southern Great Britain.
The mostly intact find sat in a larger archaeological site 35 feet below the water's surface. It represents a substantial increase in the amount of ancient worked wood found in the United Kingdom, and scientists hypothesize that it was a platform used to build ships.
“As a feature by itself it's quite incredible,” Garry Momber, director of the Maritime Archaeological Trust in the United Kingdom, told Gizmodo. “This is the most cohesive, intact structure from the Middle Stone Age ever recovered in the United Kingdom.”