Archaeologists find evidence of a Stone Age settlement at Mount Sandel near Coleraine.
The people who settled at Mount Sandel in Country Derry in the Mesolithic or Middle Stone Age period lived mainly by fishing. Doctor Peter Woodman, Keeper of Antiquities at the Ulster Museum explains that they were also successful hunters. Archaeological excavations have uncovered many different types of animal bones.
Quite a number of pigs...birds, hare, and even an occasional duck bone has turned up.
The discovery of burnt hazelnut shells indicates that these prehistoric people also foraged for food in the area surrounding their settlement. Doctor Peter Woodman also shows microliths found at the site.
They could be used as arrows, spears, or in some cases, edges on knives.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 3 June 1977. The reporter is Rowan Hand.