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BRONZE AGE - 1

The shovel
Hammerstones Wooden shovel. This picture above shows the wooden shovel found in the 19th century, lost in the early 20th century, re-found in the late 20th century and now kept for safety at the Manchester Museum.  The shovel has been carbon-dated to around 1750 BC.  There is a copy of Sainter's engraving on another page which can be reached by clicking HERE.

(Left) Hammerstones. To the left is a copy of the illustration by Roeder and Graves of stone hammers found at the Edge in the 19th century.

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