Keys to the Past

Prehistoric Axe (Seaton Valley)

A polished stone axe was found here in 1963. Stone axes like this were made during the Neolithic period. They may have been very valuable and were often traded long distances.

Reference number:N11961
Historical period: Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)
Event(s):WALKOVER SURVEY, Seaton Delaval Hall 2011; Archaeological Services Durham University
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Seaton Delaval Hall 2011; Archaeological Services Durham University

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