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7,000-year-old axe head found

An man out for a walk with his dog in Ireland came across a Stone Age axe head.

Local archaeologist Ian Leitch believes the item dates from the Mesolithic period or middle stone age and was around 7,000 years old.
And he believes the finds significant in terms of the wider archaeology of the area. “The axe head from Culmore suggests that there may be a mesolithic site on or near to the find spot. It may have been dropped or lost by its owner while out hunting on land near the river.”

He added: “The stone axe head is made from mudstone, measures around six centimetres in size and is in quite good condition.”

Mr Leitch paid tribute to the finder for alerting him to the find. He added: “It is important that such an artefact is reported and properly recorded.”

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2 thoughts on “7,000-year-old axe head found

  1. That’s interesting for me because it tallies with the contents of my book “The Baltic origins of Homer’s Epic Tales”, which has become a textbook at the Bard College of New York. If you are interested, I can send you a complimentary copy. My book was published in Italy, USA, Russia, Estonia and Sweden; it will be published in Dewnmark in 2011. If you go on Google with its title (or my name) you can find other interesting things on this topic. Best regards,
    Felice Vinci (Rome, Italy)

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