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Palaeolithic hand axe found in Thatcham

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This Palaeolithic hand axe was discovered in 1960 on the waste pile from a newly constructed gravel pit in Thatcham.  The gravel pit where the axe was discovered was 228 meters east from a dig site which included evidence of a site dedicated to the production of flint tools.



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