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Monday, December 12, 2011
4,000-year-old Stone Age camp discovered by dog walker near Cannock
HISTORIANS believe they have unearthed evidence of a 4,000-year-old Stone Age
camp in the Midlands – thanks to a dog walker.
Roger Hall discovered a handful of strange-shaped rocks while walking his pet
pooch in picturesque Cannock Wood, Staffordshire,
But experts have identified them as flint ‘flakes’ – the off-cuts from tools
crafted by Stone Age Man an astonishing 4,000 years ago.
If confirmed, they could mark the spot of the only neolithic camp known in
our region, says Roger Knowles, a member of the Council for British