Burrowing rabbits on remote Stokholm Island off Wales recently dug up Stone Age tools likely used to make sealskin boats or to prepare shellfish up to 9,000 years ago. Island wardens Richard Brown and Giselle Eagle reported the find. While such tools have been found in mainland Wales, Scotland and France, archeologists say this is the first firm evidence that the island, now a national nature reserve, was occupied during the Late Mesolithic era. The rabbits also dug up pottery shards, probably from a cremation urn that is 3,750 years old.

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