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Low Hauxley dig reveals evidence of ancient tsunami

21 August 2013 Last updated at 15:05 BST

An archaeological dig on the Northumberland coast has revealed evidence of an ancient tsunami which resulted in Britain being cut off from mainland Europe.

The dig, at Low Hauxley, near Druridge Bay, has unearthed deposits which experts say help to confirm theories of a catastrophic tidal wave which led to Britain being separated from the rest of the continent about 8,000 years ago.

The site, described as an "incredible discovery" has also revealed artefacts which suggest settlers in the area were among the first metalworkers in Britain.

Look North's Adrian Pitches spoke to lead archaeologist Dr Clive Waddington.

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