Low Shilford Mesolithic site (Broomhaugh and Riding)
A group of three fields, lying close to the south bank of the River Tyne, are the source off early Mesolithic to late Neolithic flints. Over 1000 flints were discovered over four years, between about 1976 and 1980, along the route of a pipeline, mainly confined to an area of sandy gravel overlying clay. Further flints have been found in this area in the 1980s.
|Historical period:||Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
Late Neolithic (2900BC to 2200BC)
Mesolithic (10000BC to 4000BC)
Source of Reference
Local History of Broomhaugh and Riding
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