Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Prehistoric

Evidence from the Prehistoric period is rare as many items would have been made from organic material (wool, flax, wood, pottery, leather) and over time these have been degraded and have disappeared without trace.

In Dodderhill worked flints including cores and flakes have been found. Some of these flints were found on the line of an ancient Ridgeway. Good quality flint does not occur naturally in Worcestershire which means that some of the flint has travelled from afar.

Elsewhere, along the River Salwarpe, peat beds have preserved cereal grains which indicate farming was taking place in the area at least 6,000 years ago.

flint core

Mesolithic/early Neolithic flint core (WSM 35082), approximately 5 cms high

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