Neolithic pottery found in Britain

Published on June 21st, 2010 | by Admin


Some of the earliest pottery ever found in Britain has been unearthed in Norfolk.

The Neolithic flints and pottery shards dating back more than 5,000 years were found by the Oxford East Archaeology unit next to Ormesby Broad.

They include a loom weight for weaving cloth and a rare whetstone, used for sharpening tools, something normally only found in burial grounds.

The dig preceded the creation of 12 man-made silt lagoons for the broad.

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