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19 July 2003
Neolithic tool found at Swindon

A flint tool dating back more than 6,000 years has been discovered at Swindon's (England) buried Roman complex. The 13-strong team of English Heritage experts uncovered the Neolithic tool during a five-week investigation at the Groundwell Ridge site. Experts believe the flint, which has been fashioned into a scraping tool, was created some time between 4,500 BCE and 2,500 BCE.
     Project director Pete Wilson said: "The flint looks like it has been shaped into a tool. One edge has been sharpened. Although it's not quite a blade, it would have been sharp enough to cut things such as meat. It was found about halfway up the slope."

Source: Evening Advertiser, This is Swindon (17 July 2003)

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