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The York Hoard

Neolithic flint tools from the York Hoard - Yorkshire Museum

A remarkable group of over 70 Neolithic flint tools and weapons was found in York in 1868.  It became known as the 'York Hoard'.

Making flint tools is a skilfull process.  They would have been considered treasure by the owners and were probably hidden for safe keeping.

These man-made objects are about 5000 years old. They are evidence that the immediate vicinity of York was been populated for many years before the Romans arrived in 71AD.