British students found an ancient stone ax

British students found an ancient stone ax

14 June 2019, 22:02
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Archaeological students at Trinity St. David’s University in Wales began their first archaeological practice. Searched for medieval artifacts. But they found an ancient stone ax.

Most of the artifacts found in this area of ​​Wales are from the Middle Ages. The discovery of the Neolithic instrument came as a surprise.

“Carrying out such excavations is an important part of our study here in Lampeter, and giving our students the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary for an archaeologist is very important. When we began our excavations, we did not expect to find Neolithic artifacts, so this is a bonus for the team. We hope that next year we will be able to return with a new group of students and continue the study of this important fragment of history,” said geoarchaeologist Dr. Martin Bates.

Making such an ax required great effort. The instrument is in excellent condition. Archaeologists do not exclude the possibility that the ax was thrown on the mounds.
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