Keys to the Past

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.

Reference number:N10079
Historical period: Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
Mesolithic (10000BC to 4000BC)

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Broomhaugh and Riding


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