Keys to the Past

Flint tools from Lyne Hill (Cresswell)

Thousands of flint tools have been found at Lyne Hill near Lynemouth. These flints may be the remains of a campsite or settlement once used by people about 6000 years ago. Each flint found is either a tool, such as a knife, or is the left over waste fragment after making tools. Some of these flints can now be found as far away as the Craven Museum in Skipton or in the Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society Museum.

Reference number:N12180
Historical period: Mesolithic (10000BC to 4000BC)

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Cresswell


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