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A River Runs Through It

Once a museum artefact has been pinned to a place on The Earth Museum map connected with its history, we can start to explore its links to that place and its communities – past and present. Our first story prepared by the Bromley Historic Collections team is about a Palaeolithic stone object that could be almost 1 million years old, found in the Little Ouse river valley near Thetford in Norfolk.

Image: Bromley Historic Collections. (Main image: Creative Commons)

Crafted by someone living in that valley area from locally obtained flint and used as a tool or utensil for preparing food or materials, and linked in our story to local people looking after the valley today and an experimental flint knapper keeping traditions of working flint alive.

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