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500,000 Year Old Axe Find in Quarry

From an article by David Prudames, published on on 16th December 2004:
A Stone Age hand axe dating back 500,000 years has been discovered at a quarry in Warwickshire.

The tool was found at the Smiths Concrete Bubbenhall Quarry at Waverley Wood Farm, near Coventry, which has already produced evidence of some of the earliest known human occupants of the UK.

It was uncovered in gravel by quarry manager John Green who took it to be identified by archaeologists at the University of Birmingham.

"We are very excited about this discovery," enthused Professor David Keen of the university's Archaeology Field Unit.
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Kammer Posted by Kammer
17th December 2004ce
Edited 15th February 2006ce

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