Keys to the Past

Gainford (Gainford)

A Neolithic (4000BC to 2300BC) stone axe was found in Gainford. Such stone hammers were extremely important in the Neolithic period, and may have been traded long distances.

Reference number:D1612
Historical period: Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Gainford


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