Thursday, September 30, 2010

River Archaeology - A Neolithic Discovery

Archaeologist & Historian James Balme is well known for his work and discoveries of ancient artefacts left behind in the soils and rivers that surround us by our ancestors here in Britain. James discovered an ancient settlement in a village close to his home almost 12 years ago where he found evidence dating back over 8000 years of human occupation. Recently James turned his attentions to serarching a river that has run through the settlement for thousands of years and the results of his new investigations are to say the least stunning with a Roman bronze bracelet and flint tools already recovered.

During the making of this short film James recovered a Neolithic flint tool as the cameras were present. See for yourself this wonderful flint implement as it sees the light of day for the first time in over 6000 years. Buried deep in the river bed James recovered it with nothing more technical than a spade and a sand sieve and plenty of determination and belief in what he researches.

This find is yet another important piece in the historical jigsaw of the area that James is slowly but surely putting back together.

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