CHAS Website visitor, Howard Farmer, has sent us some pictures of a hand axe he found lying on the surface of a field in Nackington. Howard actually made this find approximately 24 years ago, but was inspired to take a fresh look at it following the recent reporting of a similar find on a National Trust property by 10-year old schoolgirl, Evie Newman. To read about her find please click here.
When Howard’s photographs were shared with the Canterbury Archaeological Trust, a contact there confirmed it as a very nice example of a prehistoric hand axe. His initial assessment was that the finish suggested it is a “Thames Pick”, which is actually mesolithic so dating to a pre-farming era. The axe could have been made approximately 5000BC, but we await further details and confirmation from additional experts at CAT.
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