Nine-year-old boy finds 4000 year-old axe head in field [UK]
- I LOVE when that happens . . .
Nine-year-old boy finds 4000 year-old axe head in field
BBC, 28 January 2011
A nine-year-old Tolleshunt D'Arcy schoolboy has discovered a flint axe
head believed to date back to 4000BC. Owen Page and his grandfather Tony
came across the ancient stone whilst walking across fields in Little
Totham. After showing it to Owen's cub leader, who is also an
archaeologist, it soon became clear they had stumbled across something
rather special. Measuring about five by three inches, it is thought it
was first used as an axe and then as an arrowhead.