The Gower Peninsular - physical and human change
The Gower Peninsula has attracted many visitors and in 1956 it was designated the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Human settlement on the Gower can be traced back 30,000 years. In 1823 an ancient human burial was discovered in a cave on the coast. These remains became known as the ‘Red Lady of Paviland’ and have revealed much about the changing coastline and the lives of early hunter-gatherer communities.