BONES of a woolly mammoth from 10,000 years ago have been found in a cave beneath a castle.
Archaeologists will now conduct another excavation of the prehistoric limestone cave.
They hope to find more evidence of how the site was used by early Ice Age humans and animals.
The hollow – called Wogan Cavern – is beneath Pembroke Castle, West Wales. The fort on the Pembroke River was built in 1093 and rebuilt a century later.
The first Tudor king, Henry VII, was born there in 1457.
Scientists say a preliminary search of the cave last year found reindeer and the bones of a woolly mammoth – showing it was likely an important site for the Mesolithic.
Dig Co-Lead Dr. Rob Dinnis of the University of Aberdeen said it was thought the cave was probably excavated in medieval times when it formed part of the castle.
He added: “It is now clear that the cave has real potential as an early prehistoric site.”
The excavation is funded by the Natural History Museum and the British Cave Research Association.
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