The York Hoard
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.