Summer Frogging

New archeological evidence discovered near Stonehenge suggests frog legs were part of English cuisine thousands of years before they became known as a French delicacy. (The Canadian Press)

Frog legs are known as a French delicacy, but new archeological evidence discovered near Stonehenge suggests that they were already a part of English cuisine 9,000 years ago.

That was thousands of years before the prehistoric monument in southwestern England was built.

CBC’s As It Happens spoke to David Jacques, an archeologist at the University of Buckingham who is leading an excavation at Blick Mead.

He provided details of what has been found at a site and what that has uncovered about the people who lived there in the 3,000 years leading up to Stonehenge’s construction.