Ancient secrets of the sand unveiled

Barry Mead at the newly revealed site at Druridge Bay.

Barry Mead at the newly revealed site at Druridge Bay.

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A DOG walker took a step back in time during his routine stroll, finding footprints thought to be 7,000 years old.

Archaeologist Barry Mead was walking his dog Peedie on the beach near his Cresswell home when he came across a newly-exposed inter-tidal peat bed.

The find, at the southern end of Druridge Bay, included footprints dating back thousands of years, which are the first of their kind to be found at that part of the beach.

 

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