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Over 2,400 flints found in fire station yard

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Construction work in the yard of a fire station in Guildford has led to the discovery of more than 2,400 flint.

He said: “Most of the time you find it [the material] in caves, or in very disturbed environments, whereas here it’s a very fine sand deposit, and therefore it’s quite pristine – what we call in situ – it hasn’t moved much.”
He said research into the discovery would give more insight into the post-glacial period, the behaviour of humans and how they used to live, and the techniques and methods they used to produce tools.

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