February 19, 2018

Mole Hill find – ? Stone Age Axe

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:42 am by Aleksan

I have always been a believer in Rabbit Burrow Archaeology – let the rabbits do the digging, but yesterday I took advantage of some large Mole Hills on the site of an ancient pre-historic “road” that goes through Lower Hams near my home. In the past I have found a Roman Coin, musket balls and William and Mary coin on this earthwork. The earthwork is certainly Iron Age fitting in with much other Iron Age material here, including the Danebury Hill Fort and our own Iron Age and Roman site at Houghton Down. Yesterday I found the moles had dug up this flint which appears to be shaped at one edge as an “axe”or animal skin scrapper. I guess that this could be an indication that this old Way might even be of Stone Age origin?

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