Grime's Graves

Local nameGrime's Graves
LocationEngland, UK

Grime's Graves is a large Neolithic flint mining complex in Norfolk, England. It lies 8 km north east from Brandon, Suffolk in the East of England. It was worked between c. 2600 and c. 2300 BC, although production may have continued well into the Bronze and Iron Ages owing to the low cost of flint compared with metals. Flint was much in demand for making polished stone axes in the Neolithic period. Much later, when flint had been replaced by metal tools, flint nodules were in demand for other uses, such as for building and as strikers for muskets.

The scheduled monument extends over an area of some 37 ha and consists of at least 433 shafts dug into the natural chalk to reach seams of flint. The largest shafts are more than 14 m deep and 12 m in diameter at the surface.

Tags NeolithicEnglish HeritageHeath
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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grime's_Graves

Official Website https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/grimes-graves-prehistoric-flint-mine/

Address (Unnamed Road), IP26 5, United Kingdom

Coordinates 52°28'36.296" N 0°40'24.369" E

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