Monthly Archives: February 2011

Oldest ground stone axe found in Australia

Posted by Steve Burrow on February 27, 2011
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Researchers in Australia have discovered a fragment of a ground-edge axe dating to 35,000 BP – the oldest example of this technology yet found. The discovery was made in a rock shelter in south-western Arnhem Land.

Analysis of the stone suggests that the axe was made at least 40km from where it was found.

Read more here.

Greenstone axe found in Scotland

Posted by Steve Burrow on February 26, 2011
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A well-preserved greenstone axe discovered in Perth was one of the star finds to be recorded by Scotland’s Crown Office in 2010.

Under Scottish law, the Crown has the right to all lost and abandoned property which is not otherwise owned.

More information can be found here.

The Quarry, May 2010

Posted by Steve Burrow on February 04, 2011
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The fifth edition of The Quarry, edited by Pete Topping, is now available. It’s a bumper edition containing articles on ongoing projects at a basalt quarry in Israel, a new exhibition at Grimes Graves, and a report on the 2nd International Conference of the UISPP.

Copies can be downloaded from here.