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New road reveals Stone Age site

New road reveals Stone Age site
trefwoorden: Engeland - Salisbury - steentijd - vuursteen - bijl - houtkool
Archaeologists believe they may have stumbled upon a major Stone Age site - on the route of a new bypass.
The site dates back between 250,000 and 300,000 years and may even provide evidence of one of the earliest uses of fire.
Archaeologists discovered a range of items at the location in Harnham, near Salisbury in Wiltshire, including 44 "very rare" flint hand axes - the earliest form of tool used by man.
Yet the dig was only organised after the county council unveiled plans to build a relief road for the village.
One of the most exciting discoveries on the site has been evidence of charcoal - which could point to an early use of fire.

Lees verder bij: BBC News (6 oktober 2003)