Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Take your pick: Is this Britain's oldest tin mining tool?
New research suggests Cornwall can lay claim to having Britain's oldest tin mining tool.
A pick made from a deer antler found near Truro in the 1800s has been on show at the Royal Cornwall Museum for decades.
Part of the prehistoric tool has now been radiocarbon dated, revealing that it is about 3,500 years old.
Simon Timberlake, a freelance archaeologist from Cambridge, said it's still in a remarkable condition
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