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Stonehenge and its Environs


Axe Head Found

The landscape around Stonehenge and Avebury has yielded more of its secrets during a new investigation. Archaeologists have spent the last three weeks walking 90 hectares (222 acres) of private land around the monuments to look for prehistoric flint.

A polished stone axe head from the Neolithic period, dating to around 3,000BC-2,500BC, and a leaf shaped arrowhead from the same period have been found near Stonehenge. This type of axe, which usually had a wooden shaft, would have been used to cut down trees, though this axe head has not been used. The stone it was made from is not local.
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Jane Posted by Jane
20th September 2003ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

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