Keys to the Past

Bronze Age flint tool, found near Kielder Viaduct (Kielder)

Between approximately 2500 and 4500 years ago, during a period archaeologists call the Bronze Age, someone made a knife blade from flint. The blade was found in the North Tyne River near Kielder Viaduct by Mr M Sanderson in 1967. It can be seen today at the Border Forest Park Museum in Kielder.

Reference number:N6273
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1970; B H Pritchard

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Kielder

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