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5000-year-old axe head found on Stonehenge World Heritage site
5000-year-old axe head found at Stonehenge
trefwoorden: Wessex - Stonehenge - neoliticum - bijl - pijlpunt
Archaeologists have discovered a 5000-year-old polished stone axe head during an investigation of an area that forms part of the Stonehenge World Heritage Site.
Dating back to the Neolithic Age - 3000 to 2500 BC - the axe head was found, along with a leaf-shaped arrowhead, during a three-week field walk of farmland by Wessex Archaeology.
Covering a 90-hectare area, the farmland is situated within a kilometre of both the Stonehenge monument and the stone circle at Avebury.
Tony Trueman of Wessex Archaeology told the 24 Hour Museum the exercise was part of a project to improve the conservation of the area by turning ploughed land into grassland pasture.
Lees verder bij: 24 hour museum (19 september 2003)