Over 2,400 flints found in fire station yard

Published on January 22nd, 2014 | by Admin



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.

[Full story]

Story: BBC News | Photo: BBC News

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Follow me on Twitter!   Subscribe to my RSS feed!
  • Question of the Moment

    "Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them." - Albert Einstein

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...
  • Sponsors

  • Archives