The local prehistoric woodland was a great place to find food, including:

 

- herbs,

- nuts,

- berries,

- fruits and

- vegetables.

 

The hunter-gatherers had an amazing knowledge of the plants in their environment - for example they knew how to make nettle leaves into soup!

 

The reed beds and mudflats at Formby were a rich habitat for:

 

- seaweed,

- fish,

- crustaceans (shrimps, cockles and clams) and

- coastal plants such as samphire.

 

Stone age people could have added to their diet with the eggs of wading birds which nested in the reed beds.

Gatherers -
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