Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Flint tools found in 5,500-year-old tomb

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have uncovered flint tools while excavating a portal tomb dating back 5,500 years in Co

Cormac McSparron, from the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork at Queen's University, said they had expected to find human burial, but the nature of the soil at Tirnony dolmen, near Maghera, had caused any bones to decay completely.

"We have found several different types of flint tools – a couple of really fne fint knives and scrapers placed into the tomb with the personal possessions of the deceased, presumably for them to take with them into the afterlife," he said.

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