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Flint axe found on Orkney shore predates the Ice Age

"A flint axe, recovered on a stretch of shore in St Ola, looks like being the oldest man-made artefact found in Orkney to date.

Dating from the Palaeolithic period of prehistory, the axe could therefore be anything between 100,000 and 450,000 years old."

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goffik Posted by goffik
26th May 2011ce

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if there really is no context for this, then storms could have ripped it from Doggerland and swept it onto this St Ola shore - unless from Bay o Scapa that is wideford Posted by wideford
26th May 2011ce
What a beautiful object! summerlands Posted by summerlands
27th May 2011ce
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