Stone Age weapons factory found in England

Published on November 6th, 2009 | by Admin


Archaeologists in Leicestershire have discovered an 8,000-year-old weapons factory.

Archaeologist Wayne Jarvis, who has led the dig, said: “What we’ve collected are a large number of very early flint artefacts. It’s an incredibly rare find.

“We know from the shape of the flints that they are from the mesolithic period – about 8,000 years ago.

“We’ve collected about 5,000 pieces of flint in a small area and it seems to have been a site where the arrows were made. The pieces of flint are largely discarded flakes from when the arrowheads were shaped.

“However, there are some complete bits that were probably arrowheads, although it’s possible they had other uses.

“We’ve found nothing like this before.”

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3 Responses to Stone Age weapons factory found in England

  1. I apologise for the quality of the photos! Couldn’t find any others.

  2. Diversity says:

    Do I have to stop quoting Grimes Graves as the oldest industrial derelict site in England?

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