Palaeolithic flint point from Wensleydale MYD36672 (c) YDNPA, 2023
A large patinated flint point found more than 50 years ago in Wensleydale and dating to the Palaeolithic. It is probably the most northerly example of a flint artefact from this period and shows approximately how far north hunter-gathering peoples had reached before the cold returned around 10,000 years ago. It was probably found along with others of the same date on Nab End, Carperby Moor about 50 metres east of Thackthwaite Spring. Item on display at the Dales Countryside Museum.
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