Keys to the Past

Newbiggin Mesolithic flints (Newbiggin-by-the-Sea)

A large number of Mesolithic flint tools have been found at Sandle Holes and Element Head. In all over 1500 flints have been discovered here. It is clear that many of these tools must have been made at this site. This was probably the remains of an early hunting or fishing camp.

Reference number:N12049
Historical period: Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)
Mesolithic (10000BC to 4000BC)
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Northumberland Coastal Survey 1992; GUARD

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Source of Reference
Local History of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea


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