This allows the measurement of how long ago a buried soil was last exposed to sunlight.
So early layers of neglection and overgrowth made the horse an ideal candidate.
“Presentationally they are quite challenging,” the Prince admitted, as chef Ned Ball informed him the shell fish was “getting more popular all the time.” A few stands later, however, at the Taste of BC festival at the Mission Hill winery, the couple’s second introduction to geoduck (this time prepared by Japanese chef Hidekazu Tojo) was more successful. It's so fresh from the sea.” “It is an extraordinary species,” agreed Chef Ned.
The bizarre-looking shellfish had been transformed into thinly sliced wild geoduck sashimi, garnished with a Miso Mustard Sauce. There is a slightly firmer texture to this,” said the duchess. “You can eat the body, but you can also eat the neck raw, which is what they ate.
CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY Earlier in the day, whilst still in British Columbia, the gung-ho couple took a mouthful of a local (yet somewhat visually challenging delicacy) – the geoduck clam.
The foodie delight is unusually shaped, and on encountering the sea creature at the British Columbia food festival Prince William was initially unimpressed.
The trip took them to the much colder north of the country (the northern lights can be seen here) and as well as being greeted by Canadian Rangers, they were also met by the Governor-General of Canada David Johnston and his wife Sharon and a large number of dignitaries.
“Welcome to northern Canada,” Mr Johnston told his royal visitors.
Recently it was realised that this rendered the hill-figure susceptible to a newly developed archaeological investigation method known as Optical Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) or silt-dating."You should be very proud" Following their entertainment, the down-to-earth royals will head to their hotel for the night, the three star Coast High Country Inn in the town of Whitehorse.The couple have been given the hotel's newly renovated presidential suite with a jacuzzi, which would usually cost £15 a night.Within it, however, he did make an interesting point when he noted the similarity between the design of the Uffington beast and those which appear on the Iron Age coins of many British tribes.Like the hill-figure the coin horses are shown with beaked mouths, bulbous eyes and flowing linear legs and body. Crawford further suggested that the hill figure was a tribal emblem for people living at the castle.