Artefacts from Grime's Graves flint mine, Weeting, Norfolk

Artefacts from Grime's Graves flint mine, Weeting, Norfolk
Photograph taken 2003 © Judith Dobie. Source Historic England Archive Graphics Team ref: J030067

Reconstruction drawing of 2 antler picks, a green stone axe and a bird skull. These objects were found arranged like this during excavations of Greenwell's Pit at Grime's Graves. Grime's Graves was a Stone Age (Neolithic) flint mine. Stone Age peoples used antler picks to dig mine shafts to mine flint from underground to use to make stone tools.

Location

Norfolk Weeting

Period

Prehistoric (to AD42)

Tags

stone age neolithic prehistoric flint mine artefact antler axe tool reconstruction drawing