Register | Login


ma

This strange lunar-like landscape in the middle of Thetford Forest in Norfolk, England, looks very similar to mortar craters in Normandy and in Somme from the First World War. But these ones in Norfolk have a different origin, and despite their name, they are not graves. Grime's Graves is actually a large flint mining complex from the Neolithic age that’s at least 4,500 years old.

In the Neolithic era, flint —a hard, mineralized form of quartz—was a valuable natural resource and highly prized because of its tendency to break into thin flakes with a razor sharp edge that was very useful to make tools and weapons. Indeed, flint remained in use for many centuries even after men learned to make tools out of metals.

grimes-graves-4

Photo credit: www.english-heritage.org.uk

Read more »
© Amusing Planet, 2017.


Mahabharat Fame Subhadras Shocking Pictures
Mahabharat Fame Subhadras Shocking Pictures
Mahadev Fame Sonarika Bhadoria in Different Avatar
Mahadev Fame Sonarika Bhadoria in Different Avatar
Mahadevs Parvati Sonarika Bhadoria got harasser arrested
Mahadevs Parvati Sonarika Bhadoria got harasser arrested
Mahadevs Parvati Sonarika Bhadoria in Controversy
Mahadevs Parvati Sonarika Bhadoria in Controversy
Maheshwari Photo Shoot Images
Maheshwari Photo Shoot Images
Mahima Dang is a Beautiful Instagram Model
Mahima Dang is a Beautiful Instagram Model
Main Tera Hero Movie Team At Boogie Woogie Grand Finale
Main Tera Hero Movie Team At Boogie Woogie Grand Finale
Malaiaka Arora in Silver Gown at Manish Malhotra Birthday
Malaiaka Arora in Silver Gown at Manish Malhotra Birthday