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Treasure of the British Museum: Lyngby Axe

Lyngby axe  Ahrensburgian, about 10,500 years old From Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, England  Weapon or tool made from reindeer antler found in a gravel pit by the River Nene.  Hunter-gatherers spread across the land bridge to England. They were possibly following reindeer herds, which were their main source of food and materials.  © Trustees of the British Museum

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