A bigger picture of what life was like 1,300 years ago for people living on the Lizard is emerging at Gunwalloe.
Archaeological work in the area has been described by the National Trust as being of national importance.
The trust said: "Gunwalloe has for over 60 years captured the interest and imagination of local residents and archaeologists who have seen archaeological features eroding out of the cliff face from the beach below.
"The archaeological remains recorded so far belong to a possible early medieval settlement in the sand dunes dating to between the 7th and 9th centuries.
"This site is of great importance as only one other settlement of this date has been excavated in Cornwall which makes it of national significance in understanding this period."
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