||[May. 27th, 2008|08:20 pm]
Journal of Lithic Prehistory
I have recently returned from a trip to Cambridgeshire, not far from where I live in London, England.|
You may want to enlarge this and read the text. It appears on the front of the bird hide near the place I was staying.
Neolithic Axehead. As we are close to Grimes Grave, a neolithic mineworking where flints were dug out, it isn't surprising that many local people out walking their dogs will come upon things like this. Our Ranger shows us a neolithic hand ax that he found himself. It is amazing to think that the soil levels that these have been found in are sometimes dated to four hundred thousand years before the present.
Just a bit about me - I am new to this community, but an really into stuff like this - I actually held this ax head in my hand, something that is way older than Avebury or Stonehenge. Four hundred thousand years. Cool, huh?